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The cloud Desktop-as-a-Service gains traction, as you can now run an RHEL WorkStation via any web browser from Amazon Web Services.

Once upon a time, and it wasn't that long ago, "desktops" were terminals to mainframes or midrange computers running Unix. Then along came the PC, and everything changed. That is, until now. Today, Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) is making a comeback. And Red Hat is joining this trend with the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Workstations (RHEL WS) on Amazon Web Services, announced Tuesday.

It's not the only one. CanonicalUbuntu Linux's parent company, is now offering its Ubuntu desktop on AWS as well. And, if you've been watching closely, Microsoft has the same plan.