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Mastering VMware Horizon 6 by Peter von Oven, Barry Coombs

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Hardware clients

One of the things I hear a lot from speaking with customers is that the endpoint device is irrelevant when connecting to a virtual desktop, so that means I can buy the cheapest device possible and that will be fine, right? The correct answer is that it depends on the use case for the users and what their requirements around features and functionality are. Then, you can choose the most suitable endpoint device to connect from.

The other confusion that I see is what is the difference between a thin client and a Zero client, and is there actually a difference?

In this section, I am going to cover the different types of hardware clients available and the use case for which one to choose.

Thin clients

A thin client is a hardware endpoint ...

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