Switching, Literally, with Ulteo Virtual Desktop
May 22, 2008, 20:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kristin Shoemaker)
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"It is also a little unsettling to eat our words. We read about
Ulteo's Virtual Desktop and its claims to run Linux apps quickly
and smoothly under Windows. And we thought, 'Yeah, right.' We've
used embedded Linux on Windows before. It works in a pinch, but
it's not terribly responsive. It's also a little disorienting to be
working in Linux, and then need to manually perform some key
combination or mouse gesture to get to a Windows application.
"Like andLinux, Ulteo's Virtual Desktop (often referred to with
the rather misfortunate name UlteoVD) runs off a coLinux base.
There is no virtualization software involved. But we'd especially
recommend UlteoVD for those pondering whether a Linux switch could
work for them, for a number of reasons.We'd recommend UlteoVD first
to people who are currently using or could see themselves using
their previous services. Ulteo started by offering OpenOffice.org
in a browser, coupled with syncing services..."