this blog will be revived because I have decided to join Sun's Desktop Virtualization team in Hamburg. As an User Experience Architect I will collect user requirements in this area and design a system for companies who want to replace their PCs with thin clients -- like eg. Sun Ray -- and use the computational power of the server room.
You can argue that the desktop is virtual anyway - at least I like to argue that way. The desktop is a collection of metaphors, more or less consistent since the 1980s. To that extent the current development should be better called "remote desktop" -- but sooner or later both "remote" and "virtual" will become obsolete concepts for the end user.
Until then, best