Friday, February 24, 2012

OnLive Desktop Plus Puts Windows 7 on the iPad in Blazing Speed - State of the Art -

David Pogue reports on the commercial realization of a new compression/streaming technology from Steve Perlman, one of the creators of QuickTime.

Why does this matter? One thing is clear when you talk with CIOs about preparing for the future: they have to deal with their current reality of legacy applications and client-server technologies, not just throw everything out and rush headlong into a future of stateless computing and cloud delivery.

OnLive started as a game streaming technology. I saw Perlman introduce it at the MIT EmTech emerging technology conference in 2009, and immediately thought "this could revolutionize desktop virtualization!"

In fact, that is just what OnLive is about to do. It offers enterprises a way to deliver all the legacy applications and the Windows desktop environment to nearly any device, including iOS and Android. It leapfrogs one of CIOs' biggest hurdles by enabling stateless delivery to non-stateless devices, and with content that was not designed with device independence in mind from the start.

Here is Perlman's presentation from EmTech, he is part of a longer video, and his segment begins at about 47:00.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mozilla to challenge big players in mobile web - San Jose Mercury News

I first reported on the Boot2Gecko project last August; here's an update. Google's Chrome OS expresses the stateless concept, but only for the laptop/desktop. For stateless computing to see its true value, we also need stateless phones, tablets--virtually every connected device.

Mozilla to challenge big players in mobile web - San Jose Mercury News:

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Friday, February 17, 2012