Sure, it can recreate an ancient villa, but can it run Crysis?
For helping friends/family, I like ShowMyPC.com. Both of you go there and download/run an EXE. Once it launches, they click to generate a code that they give to you and you connect using it. It's VNC-based and nothing to install.
+1 I couldn't have said it any better if I wanted to!
I doubt this study even figured in the cost savings they could get now by using Samba 4 instead of paying for Windows AD servers...
Unwillingness to release it is a sure sign they've got something to hide IMO. If it's true, than what would they be afraid of? Surely it would hold up to scrutiny, right?
I stumbled onto this artist years ago who makes people from old TVs/VCRs etc. I've purchased a few of them over the years. At one point, I mailed him a box of parts that I had un-soldered from some old junk and he sent me some free capacitor guys... http://www.obviousfront.com
When we buy new computers at my work, my Dell rep said that they must come with Windows XP Pro. We corporately have an EA agreement, so on top of paying for Windows with the machine, we end up paying close to $700 for each machine's EA license (OS/Office/CALs). Why should we pay twice for Windows?