[olug] ​Peppermint: Desktop Linux for the cloud generation | ZDNet

Aric Aasgaard aric at omahax.com
Tue Jun 9 00:20:13 CDT 2015

I know I have said this before, but…

What I think Microsoft should have done with Windows 8 is to have left the Metro start screen off of the desktop interface and made it so that interface was presented when RDP’d to from an iPad/iPhone/Android device.


The presentation should be separate and geared to the device.  ….like mobile CSS ….but not suck.

Plex, Chromecast and Roku are good examples of having a phone interface for server.


I’ve used X forwarding/nomachine/TS RemoteApp/Citrix on desktops clients  ….meh.


…….a webservice with an interface designed for the device would be better.

This could make your mobile device less like a Swiss Army knife and more like a proper tool for the job.


From: Justin Reiners [mailto:justin at hotlinesinc.com] 
Sent: Monday, June 8, 2015 9:32 PM
To: Omaha Linux User Group; Aric Aasgaard
Subject: Re: [olug] ​Peppermint: Desktop Linux for the cloud generation | ZDNet


I believe almost all apps should be web, and OS agnostic (client side) I currently do this with Plex, sonarr, couch potato, SABnzbd, my internal dokuwiki, and my rokus. All running on a poweredge r410 and fedora server 22. 

Also runs kvms to do my biddings/err for testing. Oh also kimchi works pretty well, to the point of no longer being forced to X forwarding virt-manager. Spins up template vm's in a snap.

KVM is mighty snappy when you remote in using RDP or nomachine. 


Sent from my mobile device.

On Jun 8, 2015 9:22 PM, "Aric Aasgaard" <aric at omahax.com <mailto:aric at omahax.com> > wrote:

It be nice to use all the Haswell desktops hooked up to GbE for something other than dumb terminals.
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