• April 21, 2011 21 Apr'11

    IT pros make a case for virtual Apple Mac OS with VDI

    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 30 Mar'11

    Obey Microsoft licensing rules and run IE6 on Windows 7

    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 01 Feb'11

    Using Intel vPro for client virtualization -- is it worth the price?

    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.

  • July 28, 2010 28 Jul'10

    Where does OS streaming make sense?

    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 28 May'10

    'Zero clients' promise to replace fat clients but have downsides

    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.

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  • May 18, 2010 18 May'10

    What are 'zero clients,' and how are they different from thin clients?

    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 27 Apr'10

    How VDI can make your desktop security worse

    Although virtual desktop infrastructure supposedly tightens security, it can in fact let unpredictable users harm data center security.

  • March 17, 2010 17 Mar'10

    Microsoft faces eight desktop virtualization challenges

    Although initially reluctant, Microsoft has started to embrace virtual desktops. But it still has several challenges to overcome.

  • December 21, 2009 21 Dec'09

    Virtual desktop alternatives to Citrix and VMware

    There are many companies that sell tools for virtual desktops. Citrix, VMware and Microsoft are not your only options.

  • October 28, 2009 28 Oct'09

    What is a desktop cloud?

    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 07 Oct'09

    What is Citrix HDX?

    Citrix's updated desktop virtualization product, XenDesktop 4, features upgrades to HDX -- but what exactly is HDX?

  • July 01, 2009 01 Jul'09

    Choosing between type 1 and type 2 client virtualization

    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 03 Jun'09

    Parsing virtual apps, streaming and isolation

    Do you know the difference between application virtualization, isolation and streaming? Find out in this week's column from Brian Madden.