The presentation virtualization firm 2X a couple of weeks ago released a new minimal Linux distribution called CloudClient OS (CCOS) which basically embeds the company’s ThinClientOS.
The free (and still in beta) operating system can be installed in a 512MB USB stick. It comes with pre-configured connection to popular cloud services like Google Apps and Microsoft Live, but most of all it comes with several VDI and presentation virtualization clients: Microsoft RDP, Citrix XenApp, VNC, of course the 2X VirtualDesktopServer Client, and even VMware View.
CCOS seems very much what Chrome OS may become if Google decides to target corporate users rather than just the consumer market.
Maybe, since Chrome OS is fully open source, 2X will be able to leverage that platform rather than developing its own.
Here’s an introductory video:
Thanks to NTPRO.NL for the news.