[thelist] single user virtual dektop

Luther, Ron Ron.Luther at hp.com
Mon Aug 15 09:10:10 CDT 2011

Casey Crookston asked about remoting into the cloud:

>>So, twice in the last four weeks my hard drive on my laptop has been fried.  
>>I can go out and get another laptop or hard drive, but it's only a 
>>matter of time before this happens again.  My idea: find a way to develop on the could.  

>>Ideally, I would have access to my own virtual Windows desktop on which 
>>I would have all my development tools.  

Hi Casey,

How about a teeny tiny little cloud?   ;-)

I'm thinking more like a home network where you could put a largish drive in a cheap tower box, tuck it away in a 'safe' location at home, and load your software and development system on that box.  Then use your laptop as kind of a thin client to remote into the hidden tower.

I spend most of my days sitting at home with a laptop remoting into a workstation physically sitting on the company backbone.  The Workstation does most of the heavy lifting.  I'm using the laptop as nearly a dumb terminal.


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