Installing the Horizon Client for Linux

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 version of the client

Go to the VMware Horizon Clients download site

Find the VMware Horizon Client for Linux

Click the Download button

 

Verify the md5sum of the downloaded file

Read more… link from the client download details

 

md5sum output

 

Install the Client

Set the bundle to be executable

 

Run the bundle

 

Accept the license

 

Verify components

 

Install

 

Install Complete

 

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