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 Complete


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