[Updated:- 13 June 2011]
Microsoft had released Windows Thin PC RC and soon it going to RTM on 1 July 2011. The iso size is around 1.1 GB and the operating system is based on Windows 7 and it came light with some few features:
a) Security enhancement such as AppLocker, BitLocker, Enhanced Auditing, and Streamlined User Account Control.
b) Power management
c) Manageability enhancement
d) Embedded enhancement
Recommended hardware specification:-
1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 GB RAM, 16 GB available hard disk space
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or later version driver
Bootable DVD-ROM drive
Once I have download from Connect site, I have install into Hyper V Server which I’m going to use on my VDI testing environment. Below is the screen shot of the installation process.
Installation went out quite fast which took about 10- 15 minute.
Voila, I had 1 VM running Wonindows Thin PC running inside Hyper V. Time for me to perform more testing on VDI.
[updated 31 march 2011]
Dynamic memory result (not 100% accurate):-
Thin client (when idle):-
Windows 7 (when idle):-
Look like Thin PC os is using less memory.