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project virtual operating system instances on arbitrary terminals

Virtual Distro Dispatcher is a distributed system which aim is to project virtual, fully operational operating system instances on arbitrary terminals. Client terminals can be obsolete PCs or energy saving thin clients (such as mini-ITX) managed by a powerful, multiprocessor (and possibly clustered) central system. The VDD gives users a possibility to enjoy their own favourite operating systems, including those that are not Open Source, possibly at the same time, simply by switching from one to another, on each single thin client, on demand, across a network.

Thin clients are interfaces to proper and isolated machines, that can be made to measure for whatever need and in whatever number. This is completely transparent to users, who, even from an obsolete machine, can select a particular machine with certain characteristics and then do absolutely everything they would do on such a machine as if it was physical and with its virtual performance.

Contrary to other systems, like LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project) the VDD offers not only the host operating system to thin clients, but projects virtualized guest systems, i.e. fully operational and independent machines.