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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.

Some interesting news via

I have been using Ubuntu via VMware at home as a safe Browser/Internet facing device and even the 6.x version is very slick and easy to install - adding other Open Source apps via the Internet is a breeze. If you haven't tried Linux yet because you thought it too dificult then I'd encourage you to try this.

I'm hoping for a Novell DVD of Suze to drop at my door shortly and I'll be giving that at run and see how it compares?

Microsoft's Windows Marketplace: "Ubuntu is perfect!" -- Eek!

This is too funny not to show you. Microsoft has a site for downloads of various software products, not just their own. It's called Windows Marketplace. Yesterday, for a brief shining moment, you and 10,000 or so other people could and did download Ubuntu Linux from a link on that page -- thank you, Google Cache -- which sent viewers to CNET for the download.

According to that page, Ubuntu is perfect:

Note: This is the desktop version of Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a community developed operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops, and servers. Whether you use it at home, at school or at work Ubuntu contains all the applications you'll ever need, from word processing and e-mail applications, to Web server software and programming tools. Ubuntu is and always will be free of charge. You do not pay any licensing fees. You can download, use and share Ubuntu with your friends, family, school or business for absolutely nothing.Version 7.04, named "Feisty Fawn," adds the Ubuntu Studio, a multimedia editing and production suite, to the distribution.

Heaven only knows that's true, simply perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. The part Microsoft got wrong is it says the license is "Free" and "No limitations". Actually, the GPL does set some limitations, like what you are responsible to do if you redistribute.

So you know I'm not making it up and because Microsoft already removed the page and I know that even in Google cache it isn't long for this world:


And here's the part about no limitations:


And Ubuntu's Number 1 Bug:

Ubuntu Bug #1: "Microsoft has a majority market share"

Posted By Tekmaven on June 26, 2007 at 8:05 PM

This one just speaks for itself.  In the Ubuntu Linux database of bugs, bug #1 has this description:

Microsoft has a majority market share in the new desktop PC marketplace. This is a bug, which Ubuntu is designed to fix.
 News Source: Ubuntu Bug Database

Non-free software is holding back innovation in the IT industry, restricting access to IT to a small part of the world's population and limiting the ability of software developers to reach their full potential, globally. This bug is widely evident in the PC industry.
  Steps to repeat:
    1. Visit a local PC store.
  What happens:
    2. Observe that a majority of PCs for sale have non-free software pre-installed.
    3. Observe very few PCs with Ubuntu and free software pre-installed.
  What should happen:
    1. A majority of the PCs for sale should include only free software like Ubuntu.
    2. Ubuntu should be marketed in a way such that its amazing features and benefits would be apparent and known by all.
    3. The system shall become more and more user friendly as time passes.

Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 11:04 AM Microsoft Tips , VMware and other Virtualization tools | Back to top

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