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VMware View Open Client ports Windows desktops

updated 11:45 am EST, Tue February 3, 2009

VMware View Open Client

VMware has posted the View Open Client, an open-source version of its virtual desktop tool. The software accesses Windows desktops hosted in a remote datacenter, allowing users to carry personalized settings across multiple machines. Though only Linux clients are supported in the initial release, VMware is actively encouraging businesses to develop clients for other platforms.

The current version of the client includes features such as SSL tunneling, a command line interface and two-factor authentication using RSA SecurID. It also supports the Novell SLETC Add-On RPM package, but currently omits more basic functions such as USB and multimedia redirection, as well as multiple desktop sessions. The Open Client is a free download, and compatible with View Manager 3.0 and Virtual Desktop Manager 2.0 or 2.1.

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