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  • Defining Desktop Virtualization - how are we still having this conversation?

    In a recent article over at Virtually Speaking , Ken Hess (who I have no particular beef with, and no desire to start a blog war with) described desktop virtualization by saying "Desktop virtualization means that you run a virtual machine on your desktop...
    Gabe Knuth on June 29, 2011 : 6 comments , 6,228 views
  • Live Debate Smackdown: VIrtualization vs Bare Metal for XenApp and RDS workloads, a video from BriForum 2010

    If you're still on the fence about going to BriForum 2010, this video is a great example of the awesome content you'll see when you're there! Registration is open, but space is filling up fast. Check out briforum.com for details. Presenter: Steve Greenberg...
    Videos on June 28, 2011 : 0 comments , 4,534 views
  • How HTML5 remote desktop clients work

    Earlier this week, I wrote about my initial thoughts on the Chromebook , and I talked a little bit about HTML5 remote desktop clients, specifically AccessNow from Ericom. In the comments, we also heard from the creator of Spark View, Walter Wang. Walter...
    Gabe Knuth on June 24, 2011 : 6 comments , 32,960 views
  • Simon Crosby and Ian Pratt move on from Citrix, create Bromium, Inc.

    Yesterday we learned that Simon Crosby and Ian Pratt are leaving Citrix to start a new company called Bromium . I've only met them in passing, and even though Simon and Brian have some sort of thing going on, I have a ton of respect for both Simon and...
    Gabe Knuth on June 23, 2011 : 2 comments , 8,195 views
  • I got a Chromebook (and I might return it!). Here's my review:

    Last week, I received the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook with 3G. I've since opened it, played with it, and packed it back up in its box while I figure out what to do with it. It worked ok, but I came away as uninspired as ever when it comes to things that...
    Gabe Knuth on June 22, 2011 : 8 comments , 27,999 views
  • Are we seeing a resurgence (or just a surge) in cloud-based SaaS desktops?

    We've discussed third-party hosted cloud-based desktops-as-a-service quite a bit in the past. My general consensus has been that while they make sense in certain cases, the logistical and technical limitations mean that third-party hosted desktops will...
    Brian Madden on June 20, 2011 : 7 comments , 8,543 views
  • The impact of Application Virtualization solutions in VDI, THE Reality Check

    We ( Sven Huisman , Jeroen van de Kamp and Ruben Spruijt ) are pleased to announce the long awaited release of the Project Virtual Reality Check (VRC) Phase IV whitepaper. As promised: this one does a true deep dive on Application Virtualization in VDI...
    Ruben Spruijt on June 15, 2011 : 4 comments , 13,790 views
  • How to describe layering: the "blob," cake, or 3D Tetris?

    While we're in the process of figuring out the new “desktop” (small “d”), we have a lot of different ideas and models for how to layer and manage our stuff. None of the models seems quite right to me, and over the past few months...
    Tim Mangan on June 13, 2011 : 5 comments , 6,085 views
  • Why Apple doesn't need to worry about virtualization of Mac OS X

    There have been many ( many !) articles, blogs, podcasts, and tweets over the past several years discussing whether Apple should allow Mac OS X to be virtualized. There have even been rumors that this was going to be allowed (or even that Apple might...
    Brian Madden on June 09, 2011 : 10 comments , 13,556 views
  • You know where Citrix XenDesktop beats VMware View today? It's the clients.

    At my Desktop Virtualization 2011 event in Atlanta last week (which will be in Detroit this week and St. Louis next week), one of the questions I was asked was, "Which is better: XenDesktop or View?" I've historically answered that question with some...
    Brian Madden on June 07, 2011 : 24 comments , 24,575 views
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