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This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The opinions expressed within are my own and should not be attributed to any other Individual, Company or the one I work for. I just happen to be a classic techie who is passionate about getting things to work as they should do (and are sometimes advertised and marketed as being able to?) and when I can I drop notes here to help others falling in to the same traps that I have fallen in to. If this has helped then please pass it on - if you feel that I have commented in error or disagree then please feel free to discuss with me either publically or privately? Cheers, Dave
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. May 2006 Entries
Whale acquisition will broaden Microsoft’s secure access solution? Citrix might have more of a fight on it's hands?
So thanks to I noticed this little note yesterday. So, late last week it was MS buying Softgrid, now it's Whale to add SSL-VPN's to the bag of tricks, what must the Management at Citrix be thinking....????? So how must this be going down at Citrix as they realise that the - as yet unreleased - Tarpon and AIE could be under threat by the Company that provides Terminal Servers? (I know...... TS is running on Citrix's MultiWin core - but they did agree to sell it way back... right? ;-) and now ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 23, 2006 5:15 AM

Sources: Microsoft in talks to buy Softricity???
Thanks to for the heads up to the original article here at So maybe this explains why Softgrid was running a bit slow on getting around to x64 version, etc? Interesting times ahead? Microsoft is in talks to buy application virtualisation software vendor Softricity of Boston, USA CRN has learned."It's coming down to the final stretches," said one source close to Microsoft who is familiar with the discussions. "It's not a done deal yet but it's just last minute haggling kind of ......

Posted On Monday, May 22, 2006 10:04 AM

640 x 480 Projector from your Mobile/PocketPC/PSP? Digislide - one of the elite "global innovators" for 2006?
I came across this article after it was syndicated in The Australian newspaper. A small Adelaide company, Digislide, based at Dry Creek, is earning worldwide attention after inventing a miniature projector to solve the problem. The Digismart is a thumb-sized micro-optical device that can project on to a wall a 43 x 28cm full-colour image from a range of hand-held devices, including mobile phones, GPS navigation systems, MP3 players, portable media centres, gaming machines, PDAs and laptop computers. ......

Posted On Thursday, May 11, 2006 1:48 PM

I'm Currently on Holidays in Perth, Australia
I don't mean that to sound like I'm rubbing it in - just explaining why I'm not doing too many posts at the moment. I'm having a great time down south at the moment enjoying visiting the wineries around Margaret River region and will be back in Perth next week. Perth is currently in the grip of a real mining boom, with the record prices of Minerals and other Commodities pushing this particular State in to a near frenzy. I was considering looking at some property investment - and now I'm discovering ......

Posted On Thursday, May 4, 2006 1:17 AM

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