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corr:itdepttodumpxp [27/04/2016 00:22] (current)
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 +====== IT depts to dump XP ======
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 +Dear Sir, I agree with Martin Courtney (p12) that IT departments need to dump XP before the end of official support, however I profoundly disagree that we should automatically move to W7. 
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 +We have four years to plan and implement the strategy for this. I hate the phrase "web 2.0" almost as much as "​DotCom"​ from history, but what web 2.0 has shown is how far the browser has come on as a method of interacting with applications. In short most desktop, installed applications are dead and their descendants should be web based. ​
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 +As part of the IT strategy, large IT users should be informing their suppliers now that they will move to a competitor if the next major release is not browser based, and I do mean standards compliant, non-specific browser based.
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 +Desktop virtualisation and semi thin clients allow a minimal os to be installed with the browser as the main application. A minimal Linux install would boot from flash, authenticate via ldap, share home directories over nfs or securely over sshfs, run OpenOffice and Firefox/​Chrome from a remote mounted filesystem with user applications through a browser.
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 +Legacy applications which still rely on windows can be run with VMware Remote Connect or RDP/VNC from a windows server.
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 +Power consumption for a flash based pc is minimal and licencing can be next to nothing depending on the choice of Linux used.
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 +Virtualisation concepts presents a whole new way to approach desktops, but we can go a step further with technology which exists now (I do this on my work desktop), four years is long enough to plan and implement this. Let's start now!
  

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