VMware View Open Client

2.1.1-144835 LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License)    
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Connect from a Linux desktop to remote Windows desktops





VMware View Open Client lets you connect from a Linux desktop to remote Windows desktops managed by VMware View.

Support for the VMware View Open Client is provided only by this community. No commercial support from VMware, Inc. shall be provided.

However, end users and customers of VMware View interested in receiving commercial support for their deployments should only use VMware Ready Certified Thin Clients.

Thin Client Partners

This client has been optimized for thin client devices and is encouraged for use by thin client partners. Partners are encouraged to use this open source software to develop clients fo non-x86 platforms, or operating systems other than Windows XP/e or Linux. Partners interested in certifying Windows XP/e or Linux x86 based thin clients should continue to use the commercially available VMware View Client for Windows or Linux.

Thin client devices which include a VMware View Client built upon the VMware View Open Client must be certified under the VMware Thin Client certification program to receive VMware commercial support under the terms of your applicable support contract.


This release is compatible with VMware Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM) 2.0, 2.1, and VMware View Manager 3.0.

System Requirements

The binary packages of VMware View Open Client available for download require an i586 compatible processor, two megabytes of secondary storage, and 128 megabytes of RAM.

VMware has actively tested this software against SUSE Linux Enterprise Thin Client (SLETC) and Debian 4.0r3, however it should work with any Linux distribution that meets the minimum library requirements.

For more details on the features and capabilities of this client, please refer to the end user documentation and the administrator's guide, both are available in the installation package.

VMware View Open Client is available under the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1 (LGPL v 2.1).
Last updated on February 6th, 2009
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