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Practical Virtualization Solutions: Virtualization from the Trenches by Amy Newman, Kenneth Hess

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Chapter 10. Desktop Virtualization in Action

Server virtualization is not the only virtualization option. Virtualizing the desktop is another popular endeavor in the world of virtualization. Desktop virtualization has been around for decades. Previously, it was referred to as terminal services computing or thin-client computing. It is also where VMware and Microsoft cut their virtual teeth.

Desktop virtualization, briefly, is moving a traditional desktop operating system from local hardware to a remote server system. The remote desktop is accessed by utilizing some lightweight client in the form of a small or minimal operating system (smart terminal) or a dumb terminal that has only enough programming to inform it of the whereabouts ...

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