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desktop platform

The hardware and operating system used in desktop computers. The primary desktop platforms are x86-based computers running Windows or Mac. When used to contrast mobile devices, the term includes laptop computers. See platform, x86 and desktop PC.
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AMD (NYSE: AMD) has announced the availability of the AMD 790GX desktop platform.
While Novell Linux Desktop is an excellent general-purpose desktop platform, Novell Linux Desktop beta testers have been successfully testing the software with their transaction workers, such as call center operators and service counter personnel.
Rackspace's hosted virtual desktop platform gives enterprises instant access to the infrastructure they need, whether it's a dedicated environment for virtual desktop infrastructure or for shared hosted desktops.
This is supported by industry experts who expect to see growth in the adoption of virtualization and the number of companies moving to Microsoft's new desktop platform.
The AMD Mainstream Desktop Platform leverages AMD software to help enhance the overall experience.
RealOne is a great application for driving broadband multimedia," said Joel Christensen, marketing director of Intel's Desktop Platform Solutions Division.
com), an integrated and personalized Internet desktop platform, announced two new features to enable users to quickly and easily store files on Desktop.