Desktop Virtualization: What is Linux VDI?

Desktop Virtualization: What is Linux VDI? What is Linux VDI? Linux VDI is a number of things, the most obvious thing is being able to use Linux based clients to access remote virtual desktops that could either be workstations that are fixed or re-purposed workstations that are just being used as thin clients. Or it could even be an actual thin client that is Linux based. But that's where most desktop virtualization vendors draw the line as to what they support for a Linux based VDI. Virtual Bridges takes it all the way. We support Linux virtual desktops as first class citizens, running a Linux OS and applications, side by side with Windows XP and Windows 7 environments, all managed by the same VDI infrastructure. Leo Reiter then talks about a number of use cases that become possible because of this technology and how it can avoid the Microsoft tax for cloud SaaS-based environments. We also cover a number of features such as USB redirection, seamless printing, single sign-on, and offline and branch access to your Linux desktop.

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