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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 It enables users to access virtual desktops using their personal computers, including out-of-date x86-64 PCs and laptops.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.
SECURELY BUILT ON LINUX
The fully locked-down Linux platform is secure, protecting against malicious applications, common threats, and corporate data leakage concerns.
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.
EXPAND USB CAPABILITIES
Using drivers on the server opens up extensive peripheral support capabilities for printers, touch screens, and other devices.
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.
CHOOSE YOUR PLATFORM
LEAF OS is compatible with Microsoft AVD, RDS, vSpace Pro Enterprise, and VERDE VDI.
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.
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.
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.
Computers running LEAF OS can deliver virtual desktops from any one of 11 popular Windows operating systems via vSpace Pro Enterprise, including Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019.
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.
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.
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.