Windows Virtual Desktop comes to Linux thanks to a client developed by IGEL

Windows Virtual Desktop

In mid-December, Microsoft released Windows Virtual Desktop for everyone, but Linux users know exactly what this means. Sometimes it means that they have released something for all the computers that run Windows, in other cases it also reaches macOS and, in the best of scenarios, it also reaches mobile devices that use iOS and Android. Linux users are treated differently, but our community usually manages so that we can use any software.

That's what he has done IGEL Technology with this Microsoft software, although not exclusively on its own: during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event, which took place last weekend in Nashville, the company announced the launch and availability of a Windows Virtual Desktop client that will work on Linux based operating systems. IGEL emphasizes that they are the first company to offer a client for this software that, among other things, will make it easier for customers to migrate from Microsoft Workspaces to Azure.

Windows Virtual Desktop on Linux thanks to a third-party client

When Microsoft announced the release of Windows Virtual Desktop, it mentioned that it would enable Linux support, but did not elaborate on how it would do so. If you mentioned that IGEL It would be a key hardware component for this and, following the announcement of the German company, the X has already been cleared. The first operating system to be able to use the Windows virtual desktop will be IGEL OS, but it should soon be available for other distributions.

Microsoft dropped support for Windows 7 a couple of weeks ago (here! you have a list of Linux-based alternatives). This will make some older devices obsolete, but you can always install IGEL OS to turn any device (x86 or 64-bit) into a cloud endpoint with Windows Virtual Desktop. And most importantly, these devices they will be able to run Windows 10 from the Azure cloud.

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