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Virtual Bridges Announces Home Edition of Win4Solaris Desktop

Virtual Bridges, a provider of desktop and enterprise virtualization solutions for business, announced today the release of Win4Solaris Home Desktop™ specially licensed and priced for home and non-commercial use.    

Win4Solaris Home Desktop allows OpenSolaris and Solaris non-commercial users to run Windows applications and desktops on the Solaris desktop.   

Win4Solaris Home Desktop is priced at $69.99, contrasting with Win4Solaris Pro Desktop which is priced at $149.99 for commercial use. 

Many individuals find that while Solaris and other Open Source platforms meet the majority of their computing needs, they are still required to run a few Windows applications and do not wish to either keep an additional computer or reboot to run these legacy Windows applications.   

Major Features of Win4 Desktop Products:

  • Run Windows Applications and Desktop on Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD/PCBSD Desktop at near-native speed
  • Ability to display either full desktop mode or "floating" application mode
  • Windows malware resistance through "renewable" Windows architecture
  • Allow re-use of your existing Windows license for both cost-savings and broad application compatibility
  • Cut and paste between Windows and Host Desktop
  • Two concurrent user sessions per license
  • Headless startup
  • Bridged networking support
  • Full integration between the Solaris Desktop and Windows file systems for user documents and settings

 “Virtual Bridges is pleased to announce this new pricing program for the OpenSolaris and home user communities”, said Jim Curtin, President and CEO of Virtual Bridges. “Win4Solaris Home is the perfect product for home and non-commercial users who have the need to run certain Windows applications but want to reduce the cost, complexity and security headaches of maintaining a separate Windows machine.”

Pricing and Availability

Win4Solaris Home Desktop is available immediately.  Win4Solaris Home 4.5 is being offered at the price of $69.99. To buy Win4Solaris Home Desktop now, please visit


Published Tuesday, December 04, 2007 7:25 PM by David Marshall
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