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Amazon's launch of virtual desktop infrastructure has already scared the competition into panic buys, judging by Citrix's gulping of thrifty virtual desktop and app deliverer Framehawk. The buy was announced on Wednesday, and will see Citrix combine Framehawk's tech with the proprietary data delivery HDX [PDF] component of …

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Is this really new?

"This architecture introduces an active 'fire break' between the public mobile networks and sensitive enterprise content because there is simply no means for the mobile device to access raw secure data,"

How exactly is this different to Remote Desktop, VNC, X Windows, etc?

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Re: Is this really new?

I thought that too. But at a guess, software containerization. Besides, not every thing has to be new. Just profitable.

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Re: Is this really new?

Fair point. I just wish they wouldn't claim to have invented the wheel.

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It isn't a "Windows 7 image running on Server 2008 R2." It's a Server 2008 R2 instance. Period.

There are significant differences between the two; mainly that a number of applications need shims in order to believe they are running on Windows 7, and in many cases those shims don't exist. Licensing is the next big difference.

Please see here for more.

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