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 It enables users to access virtual desktops using their personal computers, including out-of-date x86-64 thin clients, PCs and laptops.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

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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 & Thin Clients.

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.


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 Citrix, VMware, Microsoft AVD, Windows 365, Microsoft RDS, vSpace Pro Enterprise, and VERDE VDI.


Optimized for VERDE VDI and Remote Access


Computers running LEAF OS feature the NComputing vCAST Streaming technology which reduces the overall server-side CPU usage for web videos like YouTube or local media content without the need for expensive GPUs. This allows for higher quality media streaming utilizing the network bandwidth without server CPU bottlenecks, thereby supporting more concurrent users per server.


LeafOS on laptops

Revitalize old computers and thin clients

LEAF OS can also be flashed directly to the internal hard drive, turning any* x86-64 PC or thin client (with BIOS or UEFI motherboard firmware) into a permanently repurposed, high-performance thin client.

*Newer devices may require additional Linux drivers.

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.


Next-Level Endpoint Security

By implementing NComputing’s solutions, organizations can enhance endpoint security, safeguard sensitive data, reduce costs, and streamline management. These measures cover the entire endpoint security spectrum, from device boot to locked-down operating systems, secure communications, data leakage prevention, and centralized management. Furthermore, NComputing enables organizations to embrace BYOD initiatives while maintaining a secure computing environment.

Read the NComputing security whitepaper to learn how our endpoint solution enhances next-level endpoint security.

Deliver Windows or Linux Desktops with VERDE VDI

Computers running LEAF OS can deliver virtual desktops from operating systems supported by VERDE VDI, including Windows desktop and server, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Centos, SLED and Mint Linux.

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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. Single-touch and multi-touch screens are also supported with a built-in calibration tool.

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, VMware Horizon,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 VERDE VDI, VERDE Remote Access, 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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