LEAF OS by NComputing is a small Linux-based operating system providing the basis for thin client computing. It enables users to access virtual desktops using their personal computers, including out-of-date x86-64 PCs and laptops.
Deployable in two different configurations, LEAF OS gives you both permanent and temporary access. First, it can be installed directly on a hard drive converting the host computer into a powerful thin client. This method of repurposing PCs extends the usefulness of aging computers. Alternatively LEAF OS can be run from a USB drive. USB booting leaves the user's existing operating system, files, and hard drive untouched while providing an ideal environment for work-from-home use cases. When users finish their work, a simple reboot to their native OS restores their device to personal use.
Empower Work From Home
Booting from a USB stick with LEAF OS on any PC/laptop. Provide simple, secure, and fully functional access to virtual desktop environments anytime, anywhere. Includes VPN support.
Repurpose aging PCs & Laptops.
Save your money and get out of the PC-refresh cycle. Put off forced investment in new hardware until it makes sense for you.
Reduce maintenance & simplify
Push configurations and software updates to a LEAF OS USB stick or device via a centralized management platform. No local user data means centralized backups are simplified, and ongoing maintenance and security expenses are slashed.
Securely built on Linux
The fully locked-down Linux platform is secure, protecting against malicious applications, common threats, and corporate data leakage concerns.
Expand USB capabilities
Using drivers on the server opens up extensive peripheral support capabilities for printers, touch screens, and other devices.
Choose your platform
LEAF OS is compatible with Citrix, Microsoft AVD, Windows 365, Microsoft RDS, vSpace Pro Enterprise, and VERDE VDI.
Optimized for Citrix Desktop Virtualization
Integration with the Citrix Workspace app allows LEAF OS to deliver a compelling software endpoint solution for Citrix enterprise customers. Devices running on LEAF OS have multimedia capabilities such as Microsoft Teams optimization, HDX Adaptive Transport, Browser Content Redirection (BCR), and extensive USB peripheral devices support. LEAF OS software is designed and built for Intel x86-64 CPU architecture. Devices running LEAF OS are fully optimized for Citrix HDX Ready ensuring that it meets the performance, security and manageability demands of the enterprise. For new hardware thin clients, learn about the NComputing EX500 Thin Client (powered by LEAF OS).
Revitalize old computers and thin clients
LEAF OS can also be flashed directly to the internal hard drive, turning any x86-64 PC or laptop (with BIOS or UEFI motherboard firmware) into a permanently repurposed, high-performance thin client.
A bootable USB memory stick can be created containing LEAF OS. Any x86-64 hardware device can boot to LEAF OS and instantly becoming a locked-down NComputing thin client. LEAF OS does not replace the underlying operating system in this case. When users finish their work, simply reboot from the native OS providing an ideal work-from-home environment.
CENTRALIZED MANAGEMENT & EXPRESS DEPLOYMENT
PMC Endpoint Manager software provides a powerful solution to manage all your devices from a browser including LAN and WAN network deployments, locations behind firewalls and NAT-routers. PMC Endpoint Manager is included with your LEAF OS license.
BROAD USB PERIPHERAL SUPPORT
LEAF OS driven computers utilize device drivers from the server to provide extensive peripheral support in the Citrix desktop virtualization environment. LEAF OS allows transparent redirection of USB peripheral devices for mass storage, local and network printers, scanners, smart card readers, headsets or speakers, webcams, COM ports, standard keyboards, mice, and 3D mice.
Local Application Support
LEAF OS includes select local applications that run on the device, not through a virtualization platform. Direct access to the web via Chromium Browser eliminates virtualization lag. Microsoft Teams and Zoom both benefit from direct audio/video relay eliminating common concerns of web conferencing through virtual platforms. Local applications can be accessed side-by-side along the Citrix, Microsoft AVD, Windows 365, and Microsoft RDS desktop virtualization session. Additional 3rd party Linux applications can be installed in LEAF OS via the custom module support to further extend its functionality. LEAF OS controls the availability of these apps and their deployment method, with a Guest Mode option for Kiosk-like use.
Licensing info and free trial offer
The standard LEAF OS device license supports Citrix and perpetual use of PMC Endpoint Manager software. Licenses are assigned to individual PCs, laptops or thin clients. The license is perpetual and non-transferable. It includes software maintenance updates for the first year. After the first year updates require a standard device AMP subscription.
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