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VMware Horizon Air simplifies the delivery of Windows desktops and applications as a cloud service. IT can save time and money, without sacrificing enterprise requirements for security and control. End users are more productive, with a complete workspace they can access from any device, anywhere.

VMware Player, or VMware Player Plus, is described by VMware as the easiest way to run a virtual machine on Windows or Linux PCs in a commercial environment. If you want to deliver a managed desktop to your employees, customers, students, contractors, or partners, then this virtual desktop solution is the way to go.

VMware Player provides the most advanced virtualization platform available, which is capable of supporting even extremely demanding applications. Even though the platform is so advanced, the user interface is simple and easy-to-use.

There is seamless integration with Windows XP and Windows XP applications even if the machine itself is a Windows 7 PC, a Windows 8 PC, or even Linux-based. It also gives your IT person the capability of restricting the virtual machines by requiring runtime passwords, adding an expiration date, blocking USB devices, or encrypting the machines. By using VMware vCenter Converter, VMware Player can even convert old machines into virtual machines without you needing to re-configure or re-install any applications.

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VMware Horizon Air is ranked 11th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 2 reviews while VMware Player is ranked 12th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). VMware Horizon Air is rated 8.6, while VMware Player is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of VMware Horizon Air writes "Easy deployment with good performance and can scale well". On the other hand, VMware Horizon Air is most compared with VMware Horizon View and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, whereas VMware Player is most compared with VMware Fusion, VMware Horizon View, VMware Workstation, Parallels Desktop and VMware Horizon 7.

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