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Horizon 7 allows IT to deliver virtual or RDSH published desktops and applications through a single platform to end users. These desktop and application services— including RDS hosted apps, packaged apps with VMware ThinApp, SaaS apps, and even virtualized apps from Citrix—can all be accessed from one unified workspace to provide end users with all of the resources they want, at the speed they expect, with the efficiency business demands.
VMware Player, or VMware Player Plus, is described by VMware as the easiest way to run a virtual machine on Windows or Linux PCs in a commercial environment. If you want to deliver a managed desktop to your employees, customers, students, contractors, or partners, then this virtual desktop solution is the way to go.
VMware Player provides the most advanced virtualization platform available, which is capable of supporting even extremely demanding applications. Even though the platform is so advanced, the user interface is simple and easy-to-use.
There is seamless integration with Windows XP and Windows XP applications even if the machine itself is a Windows 7 PC, a Windows 8 PC, or even Linux-based. It also gives your IT person the capability of restricting the virtual machines by requiring runtime passwords, adding an expiration date, blocking USB devices, or encrypting the machines. By using VMware vCenter Converter, VMware Player can even convert old machines into virtual machines without you needing to re-configure or re-install any applications.
VMware Horizon 7 is ranked 4th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 11 reviews while VMware Player is ranked 12th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). VMware Horizon 7 is rated 8.2, while VMware Player is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of VMware Horizon 7 writes "Makes it simpler and faster to deploy new versions and updates and enables us to provide support with the remote control feature". On the other hand, VMware Horizon 7 is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, VMware Horizon View, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, VMware Fusion and Sangfor aDesk VDI, whereas VMware Player is most compared with VMware Fusion, VMware Horizon View, VMware Workstation, Parallels Desktop and Citrix Workspace.
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