Thanks in Advance,
Sites: Free Hosted Desktops & Apps (virtualized)
1. -Spoon.net: web-based service or on-site server (requires 25mb console app).
2. -Google "WebTop" App (uses chrome)
3. -ICloud (apple)
4. -SkyDrive Microsoft: (SYNC DATA AND APPS)
5. -Onlive Desktop (new, still android only)
6. -Onlive Games
7. -GoogleTV box with/apps
8. x-Nivio (NOT FREE, nothing special, storage & apps)
9. x-Cloudme (NOT FREE, nothing special, storage & apps)
10.x-Skydesktop (NOT FREE, nothing special, storage & apps)
11.x-Glide OS (NOT FREE, nothing special, needs dotnet2 & visualc++)
12.x-ZeroPC (NOT FREE, was StartForce) Available for Web, iOS & Android.
13.x-Cloudo (Too NEW, unfinished BETA).
14.x-EyeOS (non-applicable, server-side software)
15.x-AppFlower (non-applicable, server-side software)
20.x-Xos (n/a, site down?)
Here are some of my notes, for anyone interesed:
--- Ditch That Desktop for a Webtop (one desktop for all devices).
--- Desktop virtualization delivers on-demand desktops to users for anytime, anywhere, any device access. This provides employees with full access to their complete business desktop from multiple devices, such as their home PC, a smart phone or an iPad. Easy access to a virtualized desktop can help people to be more productive, because all they need to work is an Internet connection from any device, anywhere.
--- Companies often turn to virtual desktops to cut IT labor costs.
By 2013, equal to more than 40 percent of the worldwide professional PC market.
Much easier to add off-site work stations (disaster recovery); and allows you to deliver virtual desktops and windows applications to any remote, mobile, or desktop device. Thin Clients much cheaper, but need to weigh risks of server going down, loss of productivity.
--- Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is the software is used to manage the virtual desktops on the server side. This software creates the desktop images, stores them on servers and sends them over the network for access via a client device. The VDI hosts each employee's desktop within a virtual machine (VM) running on a centralized server.
--- Many vendors both large provide virtual desktop solutions. These include the software used to manage the virtual desktops on the server side, which is called a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
--- Desktop virtualization is software technology that separates the desktop environment and associated application software from the physical client device that is used to access it. Desktop virtualization is frequently used in conjunction with application virtualization and user profile management systems to provide a comprehensive desktop environment management system.
--- The remote server that runs and supports virtual desktops uses software called a hypervisor to create a “virtual machine” that simulates the user’s desktop environment and capabilities. In a virtual desktop environment, users access their personal desktop remotely, over the Internet, from any client device.
--- Desktop as a service (DaaS) "host & deliver" capabilities.
--- Remote Hosted Virtual Desktops & Applications.
--- Hosted Desktop, Cloud Desktop, Desktop & Application Virtualization
--- Desktop Virtualization (remote desktops & applications)
--- Transform Windows desktops and apps into Windows-as-a-Service (utility) clouds.
--- Remote Hosted Desktop - cloud-hosted Windows desktops
--- Cloud-based PC desktop
--- NetTop, NetOs, Webtop, WebOS, Web Desktop, Hosted Desktop, Cloud Desktop
--- FREE ONLIVE DESKTOP (Presently iPad and Android only).
--- Manage, deploy, and provide users with access to server-hosted desktop operating systems on nearly any client device, nearly anywhere in the world.
--- Microsoft Remote Desktop (NEEDS TERMINAL SERVICES FOR VDI)
--- This software creates the desktop images, stores them on servers and sends them over the network for access via a client device. The VDI hosts each employee's desktop within a virtual machine (VM) running on a centralized server. This means that IT needs to have the skills to adequately deploy and manage the VDI and network. A lack of expertise can result in security risks, and should the network go down, more widespread productivity losses.
Edited by plac, 29 March 2013 - 10:48 AM.