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Open source hits the virtual desktop

Feb 05, 2009, 20:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

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"Virtualization giant VMware this week announced a new open source version of its virtual desktop software, dubbed VMware View Open Client. Licensed under the LGPL, the open source virtual desktop software and its source code will be available, primarily to VMware partners, to spur development of supporting virtual desktop software.

"While virtual desktop, whereby virtualization is used to create virtual instances and thin clients in place of traditional desktop machines, is still fairly new in the enterprise, we've been wondering when virtualization would sway back to open source for some time."

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