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Here are the stories and conversations that people are thinking and talking about this week:
- Citrix Web Interface 4.6 now supports true color icons for published applications. Unfortunately, you have to delete and re-publish your apps since the icons are stored in the data store. Aaron Parker details the procedure.
- A company called Pano Logic has created what appears to be the world's smallest thin client device. They sell this thing as a service for $20 per month, and it's purpose-built to connect to a hosted desktop. Essentially it's a super-thin client for use with their own solution.
- Brian stumbled across a website called CitrixTools.com that purports to be a source for scripts, tools, and utilities for Citrix and Terminal Server admins. We're not sure what the redistribution rights are for these tools, and Citrix usually sends cease and desist letters to people who make websites with the word "citrix" in the domain, so check this site out before it vanishes.
- Citrix shareholders sue over alleged stock options backdating. From everything I've heard, this doesn't seem to be a big deal. Citrix is working to restate earnings as far back as 2004 to get this all straightened out.
- Windows Server 2008 has been delayed again. Microsoft was saying it would release to manufacturing 4Q 2007, but they've pushed that back to 1Q 2008. They're still planning the launch event for February 27, whatever that means.
- Have you seen the SoftGrid blog on MSDN? Good stuff from the team at Microsoft...
- Ever since Microsoft announced its Viridian strategy, VMware has been cutting prices. ESX is lower. GSX is free. Virtualization.info has written that VMware will announce a $3000 small business package of ESX (VI3) that will be good for three ESX servers plus one VirtualCenter instance to manage them.
App Delivery Companies in the Stock Market
Citrix (CTXS) closed at $36.06 last night, up from $34.99 a week ago
Microsoft (MSFT) closed at $28.45 last night, up from $28.30 a week ago
VMware (VMW) closed at $68.46 last night, down from $70.20 a week ago