The devices will be modelled to work with the touch-based Metro user interface in Windows 8, and the new hardware will be shown at VMware’s VMworld conference in San Francisco between August 26 and 30, said Jeff McNaught, chief strategy and marketing officer of the Wyse business unit at Dell, on Tuesday.
The Wyse unit delivers a range of products consisting of thin clients in the form of laptops, monitors, and zero-client desktop boxes. Virtual desktops are served to the thin clients either via centralized or virtualized servers, and Wyse also provides desktop virtualization tools to enable remote desktops. Wyse thin clients are based on x86 and ARM processors and run on the proprietary ThinOS, Linux, and embedded Windows OSes. Wyse also offers a software stack compatible with Microsoft, VMware, and Citrix virtualized environments.