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    Default Virtual Desktop Deployment - any FREE products

    Hi,

    I've been experimenting with OpenSuse, SLED, OES etc in order to create some sort of small business setup, that not only allows for virtualised server guests, but desktops guests as well. What I'm trying to avoid is setting up individual VM's for desktops and of course having to pay a huge license for software that also forces me to install a windows server.

    Basically, I want to deploy Virtual Linux desktops in a managed way, without requiring a windows server (as required in VMware vSphere). I do have an ESXi setup, it's happily running SLES/OES, Groupwise 2012, but I'd really like to deploy SLED/OpenSuse desktops too!

    I have tried Ulteo, which is great, however it's not strictly delivering VM machines, it delivers an 'Ulteo' desktop, I really want to deploy a full Suse/OpenSuse desktop.

    Any direction would be very much appreciated.

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    Default Re: Virtual Desktop Deployment - any FREE products

    I should also say that I would like these desktops to be accessed via thin clients or from a traditional PC, using PCoIP, RDP, or VNC (or similar) - Ulteo, for example, requires a recent version of Java enabled browser that most thin clients don't have.

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    Default Re: Virtual Desktop Deployment - any FREE products

    On Wed, 17 Oct 2012 08:36:02 +0000, robw wrote:

    > I should also say that I would like these desktops to be accessed via
    > thin clients or from a traditional PC, using PCoIP, RDP, or VNC (or
    > similar) - Ulteo, for example, requires a recent version of Java enabled
    > browser that most thin clients don't have.


    Have a look at FreeNX - it can provide the sort of thing you're looking
    for (which technically is a terminal server rather than a virtualization
    solution).

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