If I had to guess, I would say that this is a cheapo tablet (you can get a 1GHz Allwinner tablet with the same specs, android 4.x; a capacitive screen for under $90) with some Jesus-left software in it. Much like some of the Church based versions of Linux.
It appears that you pay an extra $60 for the Churchbuntu software integrated with it. Perhaps I should buy one for my girlfriends mother;p
Outside the enterprise, it appears that most (cheap) android tablets come pre-rooted & getting an alternate firmware is relatively trivial.
Does anyone see CDE, or IceWM as recommendations in the comments? No: because they are arguably "worse" than the others. KDE, Gnome, and Unity are recommended along with xfce because they are relatively "better" than most of the rest. Expectations change. Devs try to keep up.
You see comments about the Windows 7 interface sucking, and whining about the osX interface as well. From the view of the people who don't like them, it's because there are bad things there. (God forbid a 'nix user open up a terminal interface on a mac, or powershell in winblows...) Hell, if you want, you can run the interface you want via cygwin on windows (if you build from source probably).
Perhaps Linux as a desktop will take off if webmail takes off in the enterprise. But probably not. Outlook-Exchange has always been driving Windows sales in the US, and that lockin will probably be kept via SharePoint if hosted email takes off. If SharePoint does not keep lock-in, I would not be suprised if some sort of tablet took over. Why hasn't Open Office taken over? Because of Outlook-Exchange (in large part). If you get a good word processor, and a decent spreadsheet with a hosted email client - then why not a tablet with a dock (to use a keyboard, mouse, and large display)? It won't work for heavy lifting, but we have servers for that.
Is tow truck after piledriver?
No. The Tow Truck architecture is not slated until 2017. there are five versions between Pile Driver, and Tow Truck.
The AMD road map reads: PileDriver, Qbertitecture (Q2, 2013), RadStep (Q2, 2015), then Tow Truck (Q1, 2017).
We have virtualized something like ~200 physical servers in our Data Center. Most were End Of Life (HP DL G4 360's and 380's) and were virtualized instead of replaced.
Our main DataCenter (Class 2?) has functionally freed more than 1/2 of it's space, and had departmental servers from "other Server Rooms" (aka: 10'x25' rooms with two racks) moved down there.
Do you really want an old HP G4 server that takes only SCSI drives, and runs a single core processor? I don't. OTOH, next time a cooling unit goes down, the room should still be cooled now
Almost 100% of the population have one (~50% of the population have 2, therefor 100% of the population have one: I learnt if from Faux News.), and well
ESXi Windows Load: 3% faster
ESXi Linux Load: 2% slower
ESXi (what version?) Opteron6275 uses ~25% more power
WindowsR2 Opteron 6275 uses ~3-7% more power. (note, at lower load levels, Opteron uses less power
?? Personal note: If you are using vSphere with DPM (Dynamic Power Management), unused cluster nodes will be powered off untill their resources are needed.
Every large business, and most medium sized ones, are going to try to (at least) match that target.
(athough memory seems to be a bigger constraint.)
"There is nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know yet." -Ambrose Bierce