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Has anyone looked at, or deployed NxTop desktop virtualization? If you deployed NxTop or a similar desktop virtualization solution that you are happy with, I’d like to get your feedback.




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For my own edification I tested NxTop as well as XenClient in mid 2011. NxTop is pretty slick if you need to run multiple OSes on a laptop or workstation. I recall having Windows 7, Ubuntu, and CentOS all running happily on a 3 year old laptop. Performance was fine for basic productivity work, but of course the guest OSes lacked direct-access video drivers and alike. NxTop also includes build-in full disk encryption and while the client side VDI package is free, they charge for the management capabilities.


Never deployed anything beyond a test but would be interested to hear additional opinions.





Alex Keller
Systems Administrator
Academic Technology, San Francisco State University
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