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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 It enables users to access virtual desktops using their personal computers, including out-of-date x86-64 PCs and laptops.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

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.


Transparent USB Redirection

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 Microsoft AVD, RDS, vSpace Pro Enterprise, and VERDE VDI.



Verified Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) Solution

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is a comprehensive desktop and application virtualization service managed by Microsoft and hosted in the Azure cloud. AVD delivers simplified management with multi-session Windows 10 support and more.

NComputing is an official Azure Virtual Desktop partner for integrated Linux endpoint solutions verified by Microsoft. Our optimized thin clients raise the bar for AVD deployments.

Learn more about NComputing’s AVD solution for LEAFOS and RX-series thin clients or download the Solution Brief.

Enable BYOD

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.


LeafOS on laptops

Revitalize the old computers

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.

Simplify Deployment of Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop

Computers running LEAF OS can connect directly to AVD or RDS services, providing a simplified path to desktop virtualization without the need for a local Windows OS.

Windows 10



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.


USB Support

LEAF OS driven computers utilize device drivers from the server to provide extensive peripheral support including webcams for video conferencing, mass storage, printers, smart card readers, headsets, speakers, signature pads, and COM ports.

Support for the Chromium browser and other local apps

LEAFOS includes a local Chromium browser for direct access to web content and web apps without launching a full desktop.

It can be configured for either a stand-alone kiosk mode or productivity mode where the user can use the local browser side-by-side with their virtualized apps/desktops environment. LEAFOS also supports other local applications such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

Licensing info and free trial offer

The standard LEAF OS device license supports Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), WIndows 365 Cloud PC, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS), 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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