Earlier this week Citrix released a public beta of Linux VDI (Virtual desktop infrastructure).
Before Citrix VDI worked only for Microsoft Windows. You can see what it does by logging in to Mise En Abyme free Beta. Citrix VDA is what we used to build MEA infrastructure, the virtual desktops sitting in our cloud that you can access from our website. Now that Linux is becoming compatible with this technology you will be able to see free Linux cloud computers on our website. These free virtual desktops will be called Newbie cloud computers. They will be quite limited (around 256 MB RAM, read-only storage) and pooled (that means not dedicated to a specific user). We are aiming at using Ubuntu distribution, but so far it appears that Citrix VDI is for Red Hat and openSUSE, both enterprise editions. Provided Citrix releases support for non-commercial distributions in the future, Newbie free cloud computers will become a reality. If you are a Citrix customer and are an I.T. pro, you can try out the Linux VDI beta. To keep updated on when we will be releasing Newbie cloud computer beta please bookmark our blog or subscribe.