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What’s the best use of desktop virtualization?
  • Testing and development. Virtualization lets you create multiple virtual machines on a single piece of hardware, so it’s a perfect environment for experimentation. (700 votes)
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    52%
  • Deploying thin clients. A single system can host many virtual desktops, which can be more cost effective than dropping a PC on every desk -- and it allows tighter IT controls and/or more flexibility for users. (359 votes)
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    27%
  • Sorry – but it’s useless! I can’t think of any reason to virtualize a desktop. (179 votes)
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    13%
  • No idea! The jury is still out on this one. . . (101 votes)
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    8%

  • 1,339 total votes


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Thin Clients
By DOOA on 9/4/2009 1:20:54 PM , Rating: 2
For testing and as noted above, throw away OS episodes Virtual Machines are great. Even servers have a place.
But for thin clients IMO it is a disaster. The roll out seems to go well but when the reality of maintenance, anti virus programs, backups, etc. that eat up CPU time hits home Virtual Machines as thin clients are too slow. The upside of cheaper IT costs does not make up for the time and frustration of the end user.




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