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VMware Rolls Out Open Source Virtual Desktop Client

Feb 04, 2009, 17:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Called "VMware View Open Client," this release is largely a partner or ecosystem play for the company, pushing out the VMware View source code to partners to make it easier for them to customize their own applications or build new devices around the VMware source code, Jerry Chen, senior director of enterprise desktop virtualization, told LinuxInsider.

""We have several partners that make thin clients today and they run either a custom version of their own OS or Linux on these devices," he said. By offering the View in open source, "we anticipate the number of companies that work with View will increase and that it will also increase the capability range for customers and partner by allowing development to happen on their schedule, not ours."

"The offering is also a step toward realizing the company's vision of a "universal client" that can support multiple environments, he added."

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