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desktop manager

A user interface to system services, usually icon and menu based like the Macintosh Finder, enabling the user to run application programs and use a file system without directly using the command language of the operating system.

desktop manager

The part of a GUI that displays the desktop and icons, that allows programs to be launched from the icons and that allows files to be visually dragged and dropped (copied, deleted, etc.). The desktop manager combined with the window manager make up the GUI. The desktop manager is included with Windows and the Mac.
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The 2X Advanced Desktop Manager is typically used with thin client and tablet devices that offer higher hardware performance or with Pc's that are converted to thin clients.
"By offering thin clients with built-in support for VMware Virtual Desktop Manager, users get a 'plug and play' desktop virtualization solution right out of the box," said Jeff Jennings, vice president of Desktop Products and Solutions at VMware.
Members also can lease the desktop manager and use it to handle all aspects of administration, including procurement.
In some respects, the desktop manager is a practical outgrowth of its cousins, the ingratiatory or impression manager and the charlatan.
Novadigm's products, the Enterprise Desktop Manager (EDM) and Radia (RADIA), use the company's self-configuration technologies to ensure that the right components are always available to the right users at the right time, with a typically high production reliability of 99% and a reduced cost of software management by 80% or more.
The basic selection that openSUSE installs for KDE or Gnome is sufficient for most purposes as it includes a full range of internet software (browser, email client, chatting application, download manager), desktop manager, office suite, and other commonly used applications that you might need.
Technology company Sun Microsystems Inc (Sun) (Nasdaq:JAVA) has announced it will add VMware Virtual Desktop Manager and VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) from VMware Inc (NYSE:VMW), a virtualisation technology company, to its line-up of fully supported desktop virtualisation solutions Sun offers to customers.
2 -- In essence nothing more than a desktop manager that Mac OSX and Linux users are familiar with, Dexpot provides Windows users similar functionality for their operating systems (version 1.5 supports Win 2K and above, while 1.4 supported even Windows 95), which isn't present even in Windows 7.
The new BlackBerry Bold also includes tri-band HSDPA and quad-band EDGE support for global roaming, half-VGA (480x320 resolution at 217 ppi) colour display withintegrated lens, an enhanced HTML, BlackBerry Maps preinstalled, support for High Speed USB 2.0, and BlackBerry Desktop Manager software.
India, May 3 -- BumpTop, an OS overlay specialist company famous for its eponymous 3D desktop manager for Windows and Mac, has gone and got bought by the search giant, Google.
IGEL Technology, a vendor of thin client systems, announced on 13 August that the Vmware Virtual Desktop Manager has been certified on IGEL's Windows XP Embedded models.
Messenger and support for the Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones application and BlackBerry Desktop Manager software.