VMware View bridges Ubuntu to legacy Windows Applications

Feb 13, 2012

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Ben is a Group Product Manager in the View Client team.

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By Ben Chong, Sr Product Manager, Linux and Thin Clients, VMware

Now that VMware Partner Exchange (also known as PEX) is upon us, I would like to highlight the fruits of our collaboration with an important partner: Canonical.

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Canonical just announced Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix, a new version of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating specially optimized for business with just the core applications needed in the business environment.

Canonical did their research talking to business to see what software they needed and as a result the VMware View Client is a key application included with the Remix edition.

This means that businesses or organizations looking to adopt Linux as the default operating system on PCs can still provide their users with access to legacy Windows applications using VMware View right out of the box.

Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix can be downloaded here: http://www.ubuntu.com/business/desktop/remix.

We are very excited to see this new Remix from Canonical and believe that it will give our customers yet another option in their move to the post-PC era.

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