A new version of Ubuntu has been recently born. It arrives with an ambitious mission: to become the alternative to the Chrome OS operating system. And what added values does it offer to achieve it? An Open Source base and a commitment to respect the privacy of users as much as possible.
Canonical has released a new Ubuntu version, the first with support for Raspberry Pi. Desktop, server and Internet of Things (IoT) Ubuntu 20.10 versions can be installed on 4 and 8 GB models of this device.
The latest version of the UDS Enterprise connection broker offers the possibility of deploying virtual desktops and applications with the different stable versions of the Ubuntu Linux operating system.
The UDS Enterprise development team has created two versions of the UDS Actor to adapt this component to the particularities of the different releases of this OS and thus improve its efficiency in the management of Ubuntu VDI & vApp. The UDS Actor is the agent that is installed in the virtual machines that are used as templates to deploy virtual desktops and applications.
As you can see in the image below, administrators using UDS Enterprise 2.2.1 will find in the “Downloads” section of their user menu two UDS actors for Linux distributions based on Debian, which is the valid actor for the Ubuntu OS.
The article where we explain how to turn an Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop operating system into a Linux connection client in kiosk mode for VDI using a script developed by the UDS Enterprise team has been the most read of all the ones we published during the past month of April.
The user experience is one of the most valued aspects for IT Departments when it comes to choosing a desktop virtualization solution. Employees must be comfortable with the tools they use to develop their professional activity, since the easier they are to use, the greater their productivity.
Thinking precisely about simplifying the work of users, the UDS Enterprise team has developed a script to convert an Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop operating system into a Linux connection client in kiosk mode. With this new configuration, when booting the computer, the first thing that will be displayed to the users will be a web browser with the UDS Enterprise login window. They will only have to enter their username and password to directly access their virtual desktops and applications managed by this connection broker.