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[News] Review of Ulteo Virtual Linux Desktop: Shows Promise

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Ulteo Virtual Desktop: Letting Linux Do Windows

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| While Test Center reviewers with Linux knowledge didn't really see the 
| usefulness of the application, others with limited familiarity were wowed by 
| it. The biggest value of the Ulteo Virtual Desktop is in letting newcomers to 
| Linux get acquainted with it in a comfortable, Windows environment. All of 
| the included applications are integrated seamlessly, with easy access to the 
| Desktop and My Documents folders, as well as network connectivity. Similar to 
| the KDE layout, the Ulteo Virtual Desktop's interface is easy to navigate and 
| the included array of graphics viewers and editors, multimedia players, 
| office-based programs, and utilities are intuitive to those unfamiliar with 
| them. Mozilla's FireFox Web browser and ThunderBird mail client are the 
| default, as is the Kopete IM client.          
| Considering that this is not even a version 1 beta, we have high hopes for 
| Ulteo Virtual Desktop. It allows Linux novices to dip their toes into the 
| water without any fear, and lets Linux pros use their favorite applications 
| when they are forced to be in a Windows environment.    



Run Native Linux Applications in Windows Vista - Via Ulteo Virtual Desktop

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| Binaries tailored specifically to the open source Linux operating system can
| coexist on the same desktop with Windows Vista and Windows XP programs via
| Ulteo Virtual Desktop. Essentially, the
| promise of the Ulteo Virtual Desktop is to deliver Linux applications on
| Windows via the Ulteo panel. The virtualized environment will permit end
| users to run native Linux solutions right on the Windows Vista desktop, and
| integration complete down to the level of sharing the Windows Aero graphical
| user interface.


Flipping the Linux switch: Switching, literally, with Ulteo Virtual Desktop

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| Like andLinux, Ulteo's Virtual Desktop (often referred to with the rather
| misfortunate name UlteoVD) runs off a coLinux base. There is no
| virtualization software involved. But we'd especially recommend UlteoVD for
| those pondering whether a Linux switch could work for them, for a number of
| reasons.We'd recommend UlteoVD first to people who are currently using or
| could see themselves using their previous services. Ulteo started by offering
| OpenOffice.org in a browser, coupled with syncing services. Nice, for sure.
| They then offered an installable Ulteo disk, which felt a lot like Ubuntu in
| many ways, with the noticeable difference of automatic updates (as in, no
| user interaction) and syncing with the browser based services.


Ulteo — My digital life made simple

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| Now, after two years, there is a successive release of the Ulteo
| distribution. The purpose of the Beta1 Ulteo Application System is to feature
| what it can develop into in the nearest future, especially considering the
| Ulteo Online Desktop.        


Ulteo Application System Beta 1 - the FOSSwire review

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| Ulteo is no ordinary Linux distribution. It demonstrates incredible
| innovation.
| It is clear that in the future, we won’t use computers anything like we do
| now. More and more data will be moved away from specific client devices, like
| the PC, and be put on a server somewhere. It will be networks and
| infrastructure that then connect each client device to the data.  
| Wherever you are, whatever device you’re using, you’ll be able to access your
| data and keep it fully synchronised with everything else.
| Ulteo doesn’t do all this yet, it’s not even close. But Ulteo takes an
| important step towards this goal, and demonstrates how this might be
| possible, perhaps giving a little window into what could happen in the
| future.  
| It is an extremely promising proof of concept that this just might be able to
| work and I will continue to follow the Ulteo project with keen interest.


Ulteo Applications System Beta 1 Screenshots


What Gael Did Next - Ulteo Online Desktop

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| I will admit that I haven’t played with it that much, so this review is a bit
| limited. That said, if you are away from your home machine, your office
| machine or even your home country, you can be working fairly quickly whether
| you carry a laptop or not.  
| If you are interested, go to the Ulteo homepage and sign up and try it out.
| It’s still in it’s relatively early stages (the software included in the
| desktop is not current) but already you can see that you have much more than
| Google are offering.  


Ulteo Application System beta1 has been released…

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| Automatic synchronization of documents with the Ulteo Online Desktop,
| automatic upgrading, new “My Digital life” panel, installation in about 3
| minutes, hundreds applications available… That’s what you’ll find in this
| just-released installable version of Ulteo Application System.  


Ulteo brings OpenOffice to Web browser

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| People can also exchange documents in Microsoft's Office format or PDF. The
| service also supports the OpenDocument Format standard.
| There are already several companies offering online versions of traditional
| desktop applications, including Google, Zoho, and others. Microsoft on Monday
| released Office Live Workspace, which lets people share Office documents on a
| hosted Web server.  


Use OpenOffice.org online with Ulteo !

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| Register to be one of the 15,000 beta users


Ulteo Declares a Desktop Revolution

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| Several Linux systems debuted over the last few years with the
| promise of making Linux easier for the ordinary user. The
| lastest of the desktop debutantes is a mysterious Linux know as Ulteo.



Ulteo's Screenshots (installation in six steps)

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| Here you can see the screenshots for Ulteo, the new kid on the block,
| and claims to be the world's easiest linux.


Ulteo the new "easiest" linux in the world

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| This new distro claims to be the easiest linux now a days, it is
| based on KUBUNTU, according to Duval, Ulteo is more than just user
| friendly, the Ulteo philosophy is to offer a system where the user
| won't need to spend too much time upgrading, fine tunning and
| managing the system.


Ulteo Sirius Alpha1 has been released! Towards an "Application Syste

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| Now, just download the liveCD, burn it to a CD and put it into your
| PC and boot.

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