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I keep wondering if they'll try a Linux-based desktop for certain use cases. It could be offered for a cheaper price, perhaps.

Hard to say if it would happen, but it would fit in with Amazon's previous AWS offerings. Definitely good to start with Windows, however.

I mean, you can pretty much already do that with AWS, and with hourly pricing to boot. It might be nice to have something configured for easy integration into an ldap authentication mechanism, but I imagine you could get a base image built for a company fairly easily.

I have an AWS instance with Ubuntu Desktop installed and xrdesktop. Works pretty good as my dev machine and running Eclipse and everything.

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