Posted by: acoss | September 15, 2010

Halifax CAP Virtual Desktop Project Discussed On CBC Radio 1

Yesterday on CBC Radio 1‘s Information Morning program, the Halifax Regional Computer Access Program (CAP) Association‘s technology reuse project was discussed by CBC reporter Shaina Luck.

Developed with environmentally minded technology consultant company tintedGreen Technologies, the project uses a Linux Terminal Server Project server to broadcast virtual desktops to older PC’s at the Lake Echo CAP site. By using virtual desktops instead of an OS on the host machine, the life of the older equipment can be extended for years. The project is described in more detail in a previous posting located here.

The Information Morning piece interviews Dan Robichaud of the Halifax Regional CAP Association and Mike Lovell from tintedGreen Technologies about the project. They discuss the reasoning for the project, performance issues with the system and funding issues that are holding the project from being implemented at additional sites.

Listen to the Information Morning piece at the CBC Radio 1 site link below:

Image by Joe Lencioni,, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License



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