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  • HTML 5 desktop client

    An HTML5 desktop client is a type of remote desktop client that provides an end user with access to a desktop or application through a web browser. 

  • Windows Remote Desktop

    Windows Remote Desktop is a program that allows the user to connect to a computer in another location and interact with it as if it were local. (Continued) 

  • remote desktop connection broker

    A remote desktop connection broker allows clients to access various types of server-hosted desktops and applications. 

  • Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

    Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is an umbrella term for several specific features of Microsoft Windows Server that allow users to remotely access graphical desktops and Windows applications. 

  • Citrix XenApp

    Citrix XenApp is a product that extends Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Host desktop sessions and applications to users via the Citrix HDX protocol. 

  • Citrix XenClient

    Citrix XenClient is a Type 1 (or bare metal) client hypervisor from software provider Citrix Systems. 

  • host-based virtual machine

    A host-based virtual machine is an instance of a desktop operating system that runs on a centralized server. Access and control is provided to the user by a client device connected over a network. 

  • guest virtual machine (guest VM)

    A guest virtual machine (guest VM) is the software component of a virtual machine (VM), an independent instance of an operating system (called a guest operating system) and its associated software and information. 

  • host virtual machine (host VM)

    A host virtual machine is the server component of a virtual machine (VM), the underlying hardware that provides computing resources to support a particular guest virtual machine (guest VM). 

  • client hypervisor

    A client hypervisor is a hypervisor that resides on a laptop, PC or other client device.