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Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

So reviewing a couple of neat things today at

Microsoft has added Linux support to Virtual Server 2005 R2:
Supported operating systems actually are:
Novell’s SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
Novell’s SuSE Linux 9.2
Novell’s SuSE Linux 9.3
Novell’s SuSE Linux 10.0
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (update 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (update 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Red Hat Linux 7.3
Red Hat Linux 9.0

Then there was this link from Bink to Alessandro's site about MS now making Virtual Server 2005 Ent. a free download
I guess this was somewhat inevitable with VMWare's move....  but wait, there's more......

Then there's further news around that Xen are also offering a free version, as well as "XenSource licensed Microsoft's VHD"

And to cap all that, Bink also managed to find this little gem from ngine that explains exactly how to make XP boot from a USB device - even when MS states very clearly that it can't. Now I guess if you can get XP working from  USB device, there's no reason why you couldn't have Server 2003 doing the same thing? But on the second hand, why would you want to? Why not use Linux, small, tidy, light and secure? surely that would be better if you want something to boot from a USB surely?

Anyway, that's enough for today?   ;-))

Posted on Monday, April 3, 2006 8:57 PM Citrix , IT Management , Real Cool Stuff , Microsoft Tips , VMware and other Virtualization tools , Security | Back to top

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