Fledgling desktop virtualization player Pano Logic has found time to dish out a fresh version of its flagship software. The start-up this week disgorged Virtual Desktop Solution (VDS) 2.0, which has a couple of bits and bobs that could make the technology attractive to more customers. In particular, Pano Logic has popped wide …
I mean why would you want to use Linux. Windows Rocks, man!
[Seriously, isn't there any moderation on Reg any more...?]
You have a good point. How else would asinine comments like yours slip through.
"Pano's solution to the unnecessary desktop software is a 100% hardware client that has no CPU, no memory, no operating system, and no software, so it requires zero maintenance and has no security risks. Combined with server-based virtualization, Pano delivers a superior Windows experience."
Hmm... I can't believe they have implemented this without a CPU, memory and software... Unless they built a thin client in an ASIC/FPGA... but that would be stupid... what a pile of marketing bunkum.
"Pano's solution to the unnecessary desktop software [...] a superior Windows experience."
By my lights, Windows IS unnecessary desktop software, and just about anything is superior to experiencing it...
Tuxedo and top hat, please...
It's conceivable. You can get off-the-shelf USB->VGA adapters, and there are proprietary schemes for encapsulating USB messages in ethernet frames or IP datagrams. I don't know if any of those have been integrated down to the chip level yet. If it's over IP then you'll need at least a DHCP client, which most likely means a small embedded processor.
But in any case, I'm not sure I fancy running all that down an ASDL line...