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Enterprise Mac Administrator’s Guide, Second Edition by William Smith, Charles S. Edge Jr.

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Chapter    9

Virtualization

When faced with the ultimate goal of integrating OS X clients into the enterprise, the preferred focus should be to provide your OS X users with a native environment whenever possible. There are many benefits to this. Your users’ lives will be better, which will make your life better. They will have a consistent user interface and a generally smoother experience.

While keeping users in a native environment is preferable, virtualization is a popular option when deploying Windows and Linux applications on OS X clients because there are always going to be environments where certain business-critical applications are platform dependent. When you have those one or two applications that are business critical to your organizations ...

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