Figured I’d start out my new blog by posting something fairly easy. Since I starting tinkering and running a Linux desktop at home a few years ago the installation process for the Horizon Client for Linux has evolved some. The first time I attempted the Client install on Linux was in 2014. This involved adding a repository for aptitude to pull the “Official” client package down from. Fast forward to the last couple of years and VMware now has made the client available for direct download and is also part of the Ubuntu Software Center. I’m currently running Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.2 so I opted to download the client bundle directly from VMware’s Horizon Clients site.
- Download the latest client from the VMware Horizon Clients site here
- Click “Go to Downloads” for the Client to download. In my case I chose 64-bit Linux.
- Verify the md5sum of the downloaded file
- Install the Client