|[March 27, 2012]
WorldDesk Launches 64-Bit Platform, Beating Microsoft in the Race to Make Windows 'To Go'
MENLO PARK, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
a leading provider of desktop virtualization software, has today
launched their platform in 64-bit. WorldDesk
in 64-bit will allow all Windows 7 users to carry their personalised
desktop around on any device, from a simple USB drive to a smartphone or
iPod. This latest release also allows users to store and deploy their
desktop in the cloud using Dropbox (News - Alert).
WorldDesk allows users to not only access their files on any machine but
their entire personalised desktop - including all their settings and
significantly, their applications. Today's launch follows February's
release of a 32-bit beta platform enabling desktop delivery via the
Speaking following today's announcement, Rao Cherukuri, WorldDesk
CEO said: "Windows 7 accounts for over a third of the worldwide OS
market share and over half of the PCs running it do so in 64-bit mode.
Not surprisingly it has been the number one feature request for us in
2012. Increasingly, we are also hearing from enterprises that are keen
to leverage the upturn in performance offered by the higher memory
capabilities of 64-bit computing. There is no doubt this is a
significant step towards true desktop virtualization for enterprise, and
we believe it will render many existing VDI solutions obsolete."
The 64-bit release means WorldDesk now supports all Windows 7 machines
bringing increased mobility to your desktop without compromising on
Mr Cherukuri commented: "Earlier this month Microsoft (News - Alert)
previewed Windows To Go, a new feature of Windows 8 that will only allow
enterprise users to carry their desktop around on a USB drive. Why wait
for Microsoft when WorldDesk is available for all users to download
"We are pleased to announce that we now support Windows 7 in 64-bit
and look forward to continuing WorldDesk's roll-out across additional
operating systems and on other leading cloud storage platforms."
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