Desktop Virtualization: Overview and Software
Jul 20, 2010, 15:35 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Desktop virtualization software uses technology that
is similar to its more popular cousin, server virtualization.
What's different is how they're presented to the end user.
"Server virtualization typically exposes virtual machines to end
users via the network, either through a remote desktop or simply as
a server itself. Desktop virtualization makes the virtual machine
accessible directly on the user's desktop, either in its own window
or as virtualized application windows that co-exist with the host
OS's own apps.
"This isn't to say that a desktop virtual machine can't expose
its guest OSes across the network, just that the main reason for
running desktop virtualization is to directly use the resources of
one's own desktop machine—the memory, the CPU, and most
importantly, the display and interface devices (mouse, keyboard,