Ulteo Virtual Desktop: Your Linux Applications on Windows

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Ulteo Virtual Desktop: Your Linux Applications on Windows

Enjoy the power of your Linux applications on Windows without the need to reboot!  With Ulteo Virtual Desktop, you just have to run the application you need to use from the Ulteo panel and its window will show up like any other Windows application.   Ulteo Virtual Desktop is free.

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A full Linux system that integrates nicely into Windows

You save time because you can have both Windows and Linux applications integrated into a single desktop. Additionally, the Ulteo Virtual Desktop is a safe and virus-free place. It will even self-upgrade regularly with latest version of the system and its applications.

It’s been designed for individuals and corporate users who need to use both Linux and Windows applications within the same desktop environement.

Which applications are supported?

A full range of Linux applications are supported in the standard version.

At the moment, you will find a selection of applications that include:

  • Firefox web browser enabled with Flash & Java
  • The full OpenOffice.org office suite that can deal with your MS Office documents
  • KPdf to deal with your PDF documents
  • Kopete: the multi-Instant Messaging software that supports MSN and other protocols
  • Skype
  • Thunderbird + Enigmail (so you can encrypt your emails!)
  • Gimp and Digikam to manage your pictures
  • Inkscape and Scribus to create great graphics and newspapers
  • and… many others!

 

From the Ulteo “My Digital Life” panel, you can add new “application balls”, such as additional desktop application, games and soon development applications! It’s very easy to add or remove and always leave a clean system.

A list of supported languages is available here.

What about my documents?

When running an application on the Virtual Desktop, you can access any document available in “My Documents” on Windows.

Can I print from these Linux applications?

The answer is: yes.

Does it support sound?

The answer is: yes.

Hardware & software recommendation

Ulteo Virtual Desktop requires a PC (x86-based) with a modern 32-bit CPU and at least 512MB RAM. At least 4 GB of free HD space is required.  A PDF reader is needed.  For a better experience, we recommend a DualCore CPU and 1GB RAM.  Ulteo Virtual Desktop has been tested successfully on Windows XP and Windows Vista (32-bit only for now).

What about performance?

Ulteo Virtual Desktop doesn’t run traditional virtualization software. We have built the Ulteo Virtual Desktop using a special Linux kernel patch called “coLinux” that achieves great performance, close to a native installation on the PC.

How to get the Ulteo Virtual Desktop?

Just download it, install it and use it! It’s FREE.

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