By ThinGuy on Sep 24, 2007
There's a lot of Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt (FUD) out there regarding Sun Rays. Most of it being driven by our thin client competition. I've even seen a "white paper" that claims to tell the truth about Sun Rays, then adds a disclaimer at the end that they don't stand behind anything in the paper. Nice.
Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be taking on these "truths". Let's start with the claims of Sun Ray being "proprietary".
Claim: All Sun Ray clients must connect to a proprietary Solaris Sun Ray Server
False. We've had Linux support for years. While we may not support the distro you want to run (i.e. Ubuntu), at least it's there and supported on two major distros. There is also FUD here with the word proprietary being used. Is Solaris, an OS that can be installed on SPARC, AMD, Intel based chip sets proprietary? Is Microsoft open sourcing their OS? No? Perhaps instead of proprietary, the competition meant to talk about market share. That just doesn't strike as much FUD into the minds of the customer though, does it? Especially when you can get to windows via RDP or ICA via the Sun Ray Server easier than you can do it on the competitions devices.