"According to my sources", ThinOS isn't based on Linux in the slightest. It's a Wyse proprietary operating system (i prefer to call it firmware but whatever). It's also 4 meg in size - please show me a Linux OS with a size of 4 meg please.
Wyse also offer SUSE Linux, Ubuntu Linux, WES2009, WES7, XPE (For now) as well. Personally, this acquisition is interesting to me.
From a acquisition point of view there are 2 perspectives...
1) Great Acquisition, will grow Wyse/Dell as a DT Virtualisation and S/W Vendor perspective and will allow Dell/Wyse to sell a viable end to end solution.
2) Wyse are traditionally and were (well up to today) under the slogan "NO PC". Not anymore, that idea has just been chucked out of the window. All about the money.
Just my thoughts..