Horizon Client for Linux provides a familiar, personalized desktop and application environment. End users can access USB and other devices connected to their local computer, send documents to any printer that their local computer can detect, authenticate with smart cards, and use multiple display monitors.
Feature Support for Linux Clients Certain guest operating systems and remote desktop features require specific Horizon Agent versions. Use this information when planning which features to make available to your end users.
Supported Languages The user interface and documentation are available in English, Japanese, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Spanish.
Keyboards and Monitors You can use multiple monitors and all types of keyboards with a remote desktop. Certain settings ensure the best possible user experience.
Improve Mouse Performance in a Remote Desktop If you use the VMware Blast display protocol or the PCoIP display protocol when using 3D applications in a remote desktop, mouse performance improves when you enable the relative mouse feature.
Use USB Redirection to Connect USB Devices With the USB redirection feature, you can use locally attached USB devices, such as thumb flash drives, in a remote desktop or published application.
Using Serial Port Redirection With serial port redirection, you can redirect locally connected serial (/dev/ttyS) ports, such as built-in RS232 ports and USB-to-serial adapters. Devices such as printers, bar code readers, and other serial devices can be connected to these ports and used in virtual desktops and RDS-hosted desktops.
Using Scanners With the scanner redirection feature, you can scan information into remote desktops with scanners that are connected to the local client system. You can control scanner settings by selecting options in the remote desktop interface. This feature redirects scanning data with a significantly lower bandwidth than can be achieved by using USB redirection.
Using Webcams and Microphones With the Real-Time Audio-Video feature, you can use the local client system's webcam or microphone in a remote desktop or published application. Real-Time Audio-Video is compatible with standard conferencing applications and browser-based video applications. It supports standard webcams, audio USB devices, and analog audio input.
Sharing Remote Desktop Sessions With the Session Collaboration feature, you can invite other users to join an existing remote desktop session. A remote desktop session that is shared in this way is called a collaborative session. The user that shares a session with another user is called the session owner, and the user that joins a shared session is called a session collaborator.
Use Multiple Sessions of a Published Application From Different Client Devices When multi-session mode is enabled for a published application, you can use multiple sessions of the same published application when you log on to the server from different client devices.
Using the Seamless Window Feature With the Seamless Window feature, you can interact with an application that is running on a remote desktop as if it was a locally running application.
Saving Documents in a Published Application With certain published applications, such as Microsoft Word or WordPad, you can create and save documents. Where these documents are saved depends on your company's network environment. For example, your documents might be saved to a home share mounted on your local computer.
Printing from a Remote Desktop You can print from a remote desktop to a local or network printer. The VMware Integrated Printing feature allows you to print to a local or network printer without having to install additional printer drivers in the remote desktop. The USB redirection feature provides another way to print from a remote desktop to a USB printer to the local client computer.
Copying and Pasting Text You can copy and paste text to and from remote desktops and published applications. A Horizon administrator can configure this feature so that copy and paste operations are allowed only from the client system to a remote desktop or published application, or only from a remote desktop or published application to the client system, or both, or neither.