desktop operating system

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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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Poole, speaking at Microsoft's annual Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in New Orleans, ruled-out the prospect of an interim client operating system prior to Longhorn, the subject of some speculation.
The snapshot agent integrates with the client operating system so that the user is unaware of the snapshot and can work without interruption; even open files can continue operating.
The OS agnostic that I'm talking about is the client operating system being agnostic.
After download is complete, the ProveID Embedded client is persistently installed and configured under the control of the IGEL Linux thin client operating system.
Starting with its December 5, 2012, firmware release, CenterTools' endpoint security solution, DriveLock, is integrated into the IGEL Linux thin client operating system. This means the DriveLock Channel is now available for all Linux-based IGEL Universal Desktop thin clients and IGEL's Universal Desktop Converter (UDC).
Otellini said many software applications were already multithreaded, as was MicrosoftEs mainline client operating system, Windows XP, meaning they would be able to exploit this capability.
The client-server architected system is based on a UNIX server operating system and a Windows or NT-based client operating system; AIX box.
In addition, Dell is also announcing the latest version of its virus-resistant, thin client operating system, ThinOS 8.3, the debut of Wyse ThinLinux, and the latest version of its management software, Wyse Device Manager 5.7.
This is accomplished by seamless integration of the 2X client into the IGEL Linux thin client operating system (“Advanced” firmware package) as well as broad and comprehensive support for the Microsoft RDP transmission protocol, including RemoteFX, used by 2X.
Despite its central role in RIM's strategy for its own devices, Mobile Fusion is also intended to compete with other mobile-device management systems regardless of client operating system. RIM believes it can compete with specialists in this growing field, which already includes vendors such as MobileIron, Zenprise and Sybase's iAnywhere division.
"They are expected to provide better security than Type 2 hypervisors, because the bare-metal type runs independently of the client operating system and deliver better performance than hosted desktops, because applications run on the local client instead of a remote server.
Windows users deploying applications via the 2X Java Client do not need a full client installation, as essential modules are used without installation, leaving a clean client operating system.