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VMware expands desktop virtualization to Linux

VMware Horizon 6 will be able to deliver Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux desktops

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VDI on Hyper-V gets easier

Two major VDI bottlenecks have held back VDI adoption but third parties are helping clear the way

Citrix aims to cut virtual desktop costs with next-gen XenServer

Version 6.5 offers better performance and improved GPU virtualization capabilities

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Desktop-as-a-Service: Your BYOD assist

Using virtualized desktops delivered from the cloud is a way to bring apps to wherever your users are working and whatever they're working on

VMware lets users run virtualized desktops locally with Flex

Employees get a desktop they can use without Internet access and IT keeps control of it

VMware gives desktop admins more control with Mirage update

A new feature in the Mirage desktop management tool lets administrators control bandwidth use at branch offices

VMware beefs up desktop suite with help from AirWatch, Google, Nvidia

VMware tries to reimagine the cloud desktop with VMware Workplace Suite, a way to deploy VDI and apps across platforms.

Citrix refreshes XenApp and XenDesktop to address storage problem

The updated software aims to solve perhaps the single biggest issue with virtual desktops

Top 5 things to watch for at VMWorld 2014

A year ago VMware laid out an ambitious plan, now it's time to hear the details

Amazon protects its virtual desktops with two-factor authentication

The company's WorkSpaces service can be used with hardware tokens from Gemalto

10 things you need to know about Microsoft's Surface Pro 3

The Surface Pro 3 sports some impressive capabilities. Here's the scoop on its software to its performance to its sound and camera

HP offers trimmed-down cloud service for lighter use

The HP Helion 'lean' infrastructure service is aimed toward running collaboration suites or virtual desktops

VMware dangles dollars for mobile, apps, and virtualization migration

Safe Passage migrates users from Citrix XenApp and MobileIron to VMware, with financial incentives as part of the package

Citrix brings desktop management to XenMobile

IT staff will be able to manage Windows 8 desktops in addition to mobile devices

VMware looks to AirWatch to simplify management and centralize client storage

The goal is to integrate desktops and mobile devices for users and IT administrators

VMware to extend Horizon beyond virtual desktop infrastructure

New version of Horizon will let administrators manage VDI and non-VDI deployments in a unified manner

Dealing with the application explosion

Users deal with more apps across more devices than ever before. How to meet the management challenge? Citrix's Chandra Sekar and Kevin Strohmeyer offer an answer

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization promises more OpenStack integration

RHEV 3.4 beta adds greater integration with OpenStack, as well as more network management functionality and storage options

Amazon's WorkSpaces becomes generally available

In order for the desktop-as-a-service offering to succeed, Amazon has to overcome questions regarding software integration, security, and availability

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