Microsoft to release Windows thin PC in late June
Final test build lands
Microsoft has pushed out a final test build of its Windows Thin PC (WinTPC).
The company dished out the Release Candidate yesterday, but the final version of WinTPC won't arrive until 30 June, said Microsoft.
"Customers like the reduced footprint of WinTPC – the machines they will likely use it on often have less disk space than brand new machines and WinTPC helps to ensure they will have adequate space," wrote the vendor's Karri Alexion-Tiernan in a blog post.
"They also like the write filters which are helping customers to secure the device running WinTPC by preventing them from saving data or installing applications locally and they're also pleased they can leverage their existing System Center products for management and deployment."
The final code of the product, which is built on top of Embedded Standard edition of Windows 7 Service Pack 1, will only be made available to customers who pay up for Software Assurance licences. ®
Less disk space?
Why isn't regular Windows 7 like that.
Good grief, would you like an Operating System with your 30GB of bloat sir?
So bloatware will now be server-based rather than consuming your local drive?
And this is better than Linux - why ??
What do you call a payed-for contradiction?
A rip off.
"…the machines they will likely use it on often have less disk space than brand new machines…"
"…built on top of Embedded Standard edition of Windows 7 Service Pack 1"
Your machine can't handle modern software for reasons of power and memory. So you pay through the teeth to install Windows 7, which barely functions. Because it's all your machine can do to actually run Win 7 without any actual applications running on it, you need to pay to install a Win-7 only thin client. What was the original problem again?
If you're using an old machine, how about stick with XP and use your existing software? Or free web apps with cloud storage? Or install Unix?