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Review: VirtualBox 5.0 vs. VMware Workstation 11

VirtualBox 5.0's new features add ease and flexibility, but VMware Workstation 11 leads in performance and convenience

VMware updates desktop virtualization software for Mac and PC

New features include support for Windows 10 and a graphics engine overhaul

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Parallels Desktop 11 lets Mac users say 'Hey Cortana'

Update to popular virtualization software brings support for Windows 10, OS X El Capitan, and more

Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on VDI

Learn how VDI can help your organization navigate shifts in business, and user needs

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3 key focuses for a successful Windows admin career

Microsoft-centric IT pros can remain in the thick of the jobs action by digging deep into these three areas

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.

Dell adds Intel processor to new Wyse thin client

Dell wants to pack more power into its thin client used to access Web and server-based applications

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

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