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virtual desktop

(1) A user's desktop that comes from the server. See desktop virtualization and thin client.

(2) A desktop that extends beyond the boundaries of the screen. See virtual screen.

(3) Several desktops in one user machine, where each desktop offers a different group of applications. Available for Windows, Mac and Linux, multiple desktops reduce the number of applications on the taskbar. For example, an architect might set up one desktop for CAD and related programs and another for business applications.
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TELECOMWORLDWIRE-October 6, 2010-RES to offer Virtual Desktop Extender as standalone product(C)1994-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
RES Software also offers patented reverse-seamless technology in its Virtual Desktop Extender (VDX) product.
PHILADELPHIA -- RES Software, the proven leader in dynamic desktop solutions, today announced that users can now evaluate the capabilities of RES Virtual Desktop Extender (VDX) firsthand in a cloud-hosted test drive.
The announcement follows the company's participation at Intel's Day in the Cloud event and a published reference architecture that highlights the ability of RES Virtual Desktop Extender (VDX) to address challenges associated with deploying cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure.
Additionally, RES Virtual Desktop Extender (VDX) reverse seamless technology will be available to show IT administrators how they can enhance remote and virtual desktops with applications that run locally, making use of the underlying processing power, graphic capabilities and peripherals of the local computer.
RES Virtual Desktop Extender (VDX) reverse seamless technology also allows hospital staff to access locally running Health Information System (HIS) applications within their virtual desktop interface, so there is no need to toggle between multiple sessions.
RES workspace management and automation capabilities, coupled with the RES Virtual Desktop Extender are the essential building blocks needed to create next-generation virtual desktop environments," said Simon Bramfitt, Entelechy Associates LLC.
PHILADELPHIA & AMSTERDAM -- RES Software, the proven leader in dynamic desktop solutions, today announced that its RES Virtual Desktop Extender (VDX) is now available and shipping to customers exclusively as a standalone offering.
The Dynamic Desktop Studio combines RES Virtual Desktop Extender (VDX), RES Workspace Manager and RES Automation Manager, including its new Service Orchestration Module, which provides users an IT service catalog for self-servicing or automatic delivery based upon business rules, a missing link for most organizations.
RES Software will also host demonstrations of the full line of RES Software solutions during the show at booth #3, including RES Workspace Manger, the new RES Automation Manger 2011 featuring Service Orchestration Module and RES Virtual Desktop Extender, newly announced as a standalone product.
Dynamic Desktop Studio also includes RES Workspace Manager and RES Virtual Desktop Extender.
Proven Virtual Desktop Extender Technology to be Available as an Easy-to-Use Point Solution, Providing Flexible and Seamless Integration of Local Applications in Virtual Desktops