Virtual desktop software and vendors
- July 15, 2011
VMware's plan for VDI adoption is to sell View for cheap or give it away. The company now offers vSphere 5 Desktop to make its new licensing policy affordable for VDI.
- May 26, 2011
At its annual conference this week, Citrix Systems showered IT shops with products and technologies that reflect a general maturing of the virtual desktop market.
- April 07, 2011
VMware's acquisition of the Mozy cloud-based desktop backup platform makes little sense for its server business but perfect sense for its desktop and cloud strategies.
- March 30, 2011
It's still illegal to use application virtualization to run Internet Explorer 6 apps on Windows 7. But new software skirts Microsoft's rules and runs IE6 apps in IE8 browsers.
- March 10, 2011
Microsoft's virtual desktop line got a mini refresh. There is management integration for MED-V and Package Accelerators for App-V 4.6. Thin PC also got a status update.
- February 21, 2011
IT pros who have tested XenClient have their complaints, but Citrix promises to deliver a production-level version this year with an HCL that extends beyond Intel graphics.
- February 16, 2011
A new version of VMware View will arrive next week. And déjà vu! A certain key feature remains among the missing.
- December 15, 2010
If a Hyper-V client and MinWin, a stripped-down OS, appear in Windows 8, they could resolve Microsoft's argument against licensing virtualized Internet Explorer.
- December 08, 2010
Citrix XenDesktop 5.0 has big improvements, but upgrading from the previous version will be a bear, if not impossible.
- December 01, 2010
In early 2010, Microsoft’s position on virtual desktop technology was one of benign neglect. In 2011, it has a much different story to tell.
- November 16, 2010
Want to virtualize applications like IE6 without a hypervisor or virtual machine? InstallFree Bridge may help you create a virtualized execution environment based on Windows XP.
- November 16, 2010
IT shops are accustomed to Cisco in the enterprise. Now the networking company wants to wiggle into virtual desktop infrastructures and thin-client devices.
- November 12, 2010
Citrix is so enthusiastic in its support for Microsoft App-V that some customers wonder if it might pull the plug on its own application streaming. And whither VMware ThinApp?
- October 27, 2010
IT managers asked for the improvements, but the upgrade to Citrix's new management architecture in XenDesktop 5.0 is a whopper and may require starting over.
- October 26, 2010
Citrix XenDesktop and VMware View too pricey? You may want to consider less expensive VDI options from Red Hat or Kaviza.