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Mastering VMware Horizon 6 by Peter von Oven, Barry Coombs

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HTML5 browser desktop access

In the previous sections, we have talked about either using a software-based or hardware-based client to access our virtual desktop from, but there is also a third method and that's by using an HTML5-enabled browser on any device. The key use case for using this method is when installing client software on an endpoint device is not possible. For example, you might want to use a Chromebook (there is no client for the Chrome OS today) or you might want to use a public-facing endpoint in a hotel lobby, for example, where the device is locked down and you cannot install the client software. This is where this use case comes in, allowing you to access your virtual desktop machine using an HTML5-enabled web browser, which ...

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