Monday, April 11, 2011

SPICE Up Your Desktop

Red Hat's Future Linux Desktop

Remember Spice Girls ? 

" When you're feelin' sad and low
We will take you where you gotta go
Smiling dancing everything is free
All you need is positivity 

Colors of the world
Spice up your life
Every boy and every girl
Spice up your life
People of the world
Spice up your life "

We all heard about the Internet CLOUD ;
What about the DESKTOP Cloud ?

SPICE Client - Windows 7

With SPICE will be a lot easier to switch to Desktop Linux. 
I.T. Departments who must forget about old (FoxPro!) desktop applications  , can switch to SPICE .
The user will not comment because his computer will continue to run Windows.
In the second step - when all enterprise apps runs on the - Virtual "CLOUD" Desktop  - the user's computer will BOOT the Fedora (or Ubuntu?) Desktop and the user cannot complain because he is already familiar with the new business software.

One might say that users can and will complain!  Its what they do best. They will complain about anything that is different than what they did yesterday.

IF - the management approves and enforces the new ERP via SPICE , in a Small Business, a complaining user has only one alternative : to resign
In this way, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office can disapper in a few years ...

Another subtile way of introducing SPICE is with a WEBMAIL server. If an user wants Mozilla Seamonkey or Thunderbird, they cannot have it on their desktop, but instead on the SPICE client ...

In the long term , Linux can BOOT many desktop clients on the business networks.
I think it's a very good plan and I wish that Red Hat will double the income and the market capitalization.

What will be nice to have on a Desktop-Style Cloud-Client ?
If I log off from the SPICE Server and leave a lot of Apps open, and shutdown the windows-client computer at Work , when at home-linux computer , logging at work on the SPICE Server, to be able to access the desktop with the opened Apps and continue work from home ...

   ... something similar with the principle of SCREEN text-mode linux command , but in graphics-mode

Why not an Android device as the Desktop-Based--Cloud-Terminal
to the Spice-Service on a RHEL Server ?

SPICE guest drivers released for Windows

HP Delivers Proliant-Based Desktop Virtualization


1 comment:

  1. Yes, I still remember Spice Girls! :))
    Interesant articol, la fel ca toate celelalte!