- April 21, 2011
Apple doesn’t condone using desktop virtualization to abstract its Mac OS X, but some IT pros say reasons for having that option have grown.
- 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.
- February 01, 2011
Citrix XenClient only supports Intel vPro, but vPro isn’t necessary, and other bare-metal client hypervisors are compatible with various AMD and Intel chips.
- 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.
- October 27, 2010
Don't believe the hype -- thin clients don't last much longer in enterprise IT environments than PCs do. (They're still good, though.)
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- September 29, 2010
Struggling to describe desktop virtualization to your mother, spouse or boss? Don't fret. This primer can help you explain why the technology exists to just about anyone.
- July 28, 2010
Desktop virtualization is more than virtual desktop infrastructure. OS streaming -- which doesn't involve a hypervisor -- may work in your IT environment.
- May 28, 2010
Thin-client vendors have added more capabilities to their hardware, making them smarter but harder to manage. Zero clients solve that problem, but they introduce others.
- May 18, 2010
At Citrix Synergy 2010, Wyse unveiled the Wyse Xenith, a "zero client" device. Find out how this stateless technology works and how can help with device management.
- April 27, 2010
Although virtual desktop infrastructure supposedly tightens security, it can in fact let unpredictable users harm data center security.
- March 31, 2010
Feature Pack 1 for Citrix XenDesktop 4 -- released with XenApp 6 -- addresses several architectural issues that users have been waiting for.
- March 17, 2010
Although initially reluctant, Microsoft has started to embrace virtual desktops. But it still has several challenges to overcome.
- December 21, 2009
There are many companies that sell tools for virtual desktops. Citrix, VMware and Microsoft are not your only options.
- November 12, 2009
Among the big shots, which one gives the IT pro the most value in virtual desktop technology? Is it Citrix and XenDesktop or VMware View 4? See what the experts say.
- October 28, 2009
Although there's no consensus on how to define "cloud desktop," find out how different people think of clouds and desktops and how that affects their perspective on virtualization.
- October 07, 2009
Citrix's updated desktop virtualization product, XenDesktop 4, features upgrades to HDX -- but what exactly is HDX?
- July 01, 2009
There are two ways to run a virtual machine directly on a client device. Columnist Brian Madden sorts out how they might fit into each enterprise.
- June 03, 2009
Do you know the difference between application virtualization, isolation and streaming? Find out in this week's column from Brian Madden.