Client systems must meet certain hardware and software requirements. The process of installing Horizon Client is like installing most other applications. System Requirements for Linux Client SystemsThe Linux PC or laptop on which you install Horizon Client, and the peripherals it uses, must meet certain system requirements. System Requirements for Real-Time Audio-VideoReal-Time Audio-Video works with standard webcam, USB audio, and analog audio devices, and with standard conferencing applications like Skype, WebEx, and Google Hangouts. To support Real-Time Audio-Video, your Horizon deployment must meet certain software and hardware requirements. System Requirements for Multimedia Redirection (MMR)With multimedia redirection (MMR), the multimedia stream is processed, that is, decoded, on the client system. The client system plays the media content, thereby reducing the load on the ESXi host. Requirements for Using Flash URL RedirectionStreaming Flash content directly from Adobe Media Server to client endpoints lowers the load on the datacenter ESXi host, removes the extra routing through the datacenter, and reduces the bandwidth required to simultaneously stream live video events to multiple client endpoints. Smart Card Authentication RequirementsClient systems that use a smart card for user authentication must meet certain requirements. Supported Desktop Operating SystemsAdministrators create virtual machines with a guest operating system and install agent software in the guest operating system. End users can log in to these virtual machines from a client device. Preparing Connection Server for Horizon ClientAdministrators must perform specific tasks to enable end users to connect to remote desktops and applications. Installation OptionsDuring the Horizon Client installation process, you are prompted to confirm whether to install various components. The default is to install all components. Install or Upgrade Horizon Client for Linux from VMware Product DownloadsYou can download and run a Horizon Client installer bundle from the VMware Downloads page. This installer contains modules for features such as USB redirection, virtual printing, Real-Time Audio-Video, smart card, and client drive redirection. Install Horizon Client for Linux from the Ubuntu Software CenterIf you have a Ubuntu system, you can install the client from the Ubuntu Software Center as an alternative to installing the version provided on the VMware Downloads Web site. If you use the Ubuntu Software Center, you install the client by using the Synaptic Package Manager. Configure VMware Blast OptionsYou can configure H.264 decoding and network condition options for remote desktop and application sessions that use the VMware Blast display protocol. Horizon Client Data Collected by VMwareIf your company participates in the customer experience improvement program, VMware collects data from certain Horizon Client fields. Fields containing sensitive information are made anonymous.