Remote desktop vs. remote display
Posted Feb 16, 2013 23:55 UTC (Sat) by dskoll
In reply to: Remote desktop vs. remote display
Parent article: LCA: The ways of Wayland
Yeah, works really great if a staff member decides to take their machine home to finish this very important presentation for tomorrow.
If you want the gory details on how that works, here's how: All of our important documents are stored in Subversion. I would use git, but there's a limit to how much my non-technical staff will put up with.
If someone wants to take a machine home, it won't be their desktop... it'll be one of the company laptops. From home, the person will connect via OpenVPN and pull the latest files via SVN. He/she will edit the report and commit. In the morning, he/she will pull the SVN repo to the desktop.
It's a very smooth work flow and works extremely well. As a bonus, my staff now no longer have files like presentation.odp, presentation-draft1.odp, presentation-draft1-mike-updates.odp because they're using the right tool for the job.
I even have somewhat dated slides about our use of open-source (though concentrating on Asterisk) from a talk I gave.
So that's $5k per year or $500 per user per year. WAY too much
We have 10 users, but more than 40 computers. We have a large number of servers because we offer our product in the cloud. Additionally, I buy really cheap used computers for salespeople's desktops (they work fine and are fast enough.) So when one of the $69 desktop machines dies, I just swap it for a spare. Under Microsoft's licensing terms, I'd need to be properly licensed on all our machines.
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