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desktop operating system

The control program in a user's machine (desktop or laptop). Also called a "client operating system," Windows is the overwhelming majority while the Macintosh comes second. There are also several versions of Linux for the desktop. Contrast with network operating system.
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Tests were run using four different client OS pairs: Apple iOS, Google Android, Apple Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
Through the integrated Linux Thin Client OS software platform, users can securely consolidate bulky desktop applications and equipment into a series of cloud-based virtual applications and desktops.
0 include increased granular control with additional job configuration properties including client version, client OS reporting, time zone tracking, and admin auto logging tracking.
a range of operating systems, including client OS capability for retail
5 TB DDR4 2133 MHz memory and operates with a Windows and Linux Client OS.
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We are offering customers a cost-effective option that will help them with furthering their thin client solutions, helping them to move forward with the most flexible and advanced thin client OS and management suite available, explained Joe Makoid, President, Devon IT.
Globally, while Linux (server) and Mac OS were the fastest-growing sub-segments in the server and client OS segments respectively, Microsoft maintained its leadership in the overall OS market with 78.
Microsoft has been touting Windows 7 features such as Branch Cache and Direct Access to corporations, and the vendor has loaded those features into Enterprise, the version of the client OS for volume licensing customers.
Microsoft has finalised the code for its Windows 7 client OS and Windows Server 2008 R2, sending both products to manufacturing on schedule.
While Gartner identified average hardware acquisition cost savings of $80 per user from using Linux, and office software cost savings of $74 per user per year from using StarOffice, it also noted that "the cost of the PC and client OS represents only a small part of the overall TCO - generally 20% to 30%.
PGP Security's Mac OS-based VPN client technology complements our product line by delivering interoperable solutions for today's mixed client OS environment.