The end of the Desktop as we know it, AWS offers DaaS with any OS and Office
Gregory Alan Bolcer stashed this in Cloud Computing
Amazon Web Services Rolls Out WorkSpaces DaaS Offering...
While the monthly costs from $35 to $75/month might seem expensive for non-developers, having on demand access to machines of your choice and a fully configured environment safely tucked away, even for daily use, is pure convenience. I'm not sure it'd work for gaming, but I can easily see a couple of random big screen 4k tvs with wireless mice and keyboards connected to your environment as the new "workstation" provision as a high end development shop.
Especially as 4k screens come down in price.
I wonder what compelled Amazon to roll this out right now?
Gotta respect that they keep innovating.