NComputing LEAF OS is a next-generation software endpoint solution that transforms any x86-64 PC, laptop, or thin client into a secure and centrally managed Citrix endpoint.

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NComputing LEAF OS is a next-generation software endpoint solution that transforms any x86-64 PC, laptop, or thin client into a secure and centrally managed Citrix endpoint.

Integrated with Citrix Workspace App, LEAF OS delivers a secure endpoint computing environment to access Citrix digital workspace including Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops from any x86-64 devices.

Devices running on LEAF OS have advanced multimedia capabilities such as Microsoft Teams optimization, HDX Adaptive Transport, Browser Content Redirection (BCR), and extensive USB peripheral devices support. 

LEAF OS endpoint solution addresses concerns related to security, corporate data leakage, patch management and central manageability for companies with working-from-home and BYOD initiatives. LEAF OS can revitalize aging devices and extend their useful life by repurposing them into high-performance, centrally managed LEAF OS endpoints.

LEAF OS devices can easily be centrally managed by NComputing’s PMC Endpoint Manager software. Administrators setup device profiles complete with all settings and configurations, then push the profile to individual or grouped devices. Only a few clicks are needed to schedule device firmware updates, access the summary dashboard or view the detailed event logging. Users are always up to date with the latest Citrix technology. Cut costs and streamline your Citrix deployment with PMC.

Thin Client configuration and test case results:

Thin Client OS: Linux
Thin Client OS version: firmware version 3.8.0
Architecture: x64

Type Test Standard Premium Test Results
Multimedia Hardware Accelaration using H265 Codec Support (Optional)       X NA
Video Conferencing on Skype for Business with HDX Real Time Optimization Pack Support       X NA
Optimization for Microsoft Teams Support       X Passed
HTML5 Redirection Support       X Passed
Browser Content Redirection Support       X Passed
Windows Media Stream Redirection Support       X Passed
Security PIV Smartcard Support       X NA
Citrix Workspace Enablers Citrix Cloud Services Support       X       X NA
Citrix Files access and Experience Support       X       X Passed
Citrix Workspace App Support       X       X Passed
Citrix Workspace Support       X       X Passed
Access Secure SaaS and Web Application       X       X NA
Devices Plug n Play Devices Redirection       X       X Passed
High-Definition Webcam Streaming       X       X Passed
3D Mouse Support and Redirection       X       X Passed
Graphics Rich Graphics Application Support       X       X Passed
Multi Monitor Support for 2D and 3D Applications       X       X Passed
Pixel Perfect Lossless Compression       X       X Passed
2D Graphics - Server Rendered Virtual Application       X       X Passed
Multimedia Video Playback - Server Rendered Windows Media Redirection       X       X Passed
Print Client Printer Test Using Citrix Universal Printer Driver       X       X NA
General HDX Traffic Management and Monitoring with Citrix ADM 
      X       X NA
Accelerated Traffic Support through Citrix SD-WAN (optional)       X       X NA

*Passed: This case is fully tested by partner and has met the desired results.
*Not Tested – This test case was not executed as per partner preference. Submit your questions by clicking on the Request Information button on this page.
*NA (Not Applicable) – This test case is not applicable for this thin client because of the hardware/software or Citrix product support limitation.




    Booting from a USB stick with LEAF OS on any PC/laptop. Provide simple, secure, and fully functional access to virtual desktop environments anytime, anywhere. Includes VPN support.
    Save your money and get out of the PC-refresh cycle. Put off forced investment in new hardware until it makes sense for you.
    Push configurations and software updates to a LEAF OS USB stick or device via a centralized management platform. No local user data means centralized backups are simplified, and ongoing maintenance and security expenses are slashed.
    The fully locked-down Linux platform is secure, protecting against malicious applications, common threats, and corporate data leakage concerns.
    Using drivers on the server opens up extensive peripheral support capabilities for printers, touch screens, and other devices.
    LEAF OS is compatible with Citrix, Microsoft AVD, Windows 365, Microsoft RDS, vSpace Pro Enterprise, and VERDE VDI.


  • OPTIMIZED FOR CITRIX DESKTOP VIRTUALIZATION. Integration with the Citrix Workspace app allows LEAF OS to deliver a compelling software endpoint solution for Citrix enterprise customers. Devices running on LEAF OS have multimedia capabilities such as Microsoft Teams optimization, HDX Adaptive Transport, Browser Content Redirection (BCR), and extensive USB peripheral devices support. LEAF OS software is designed and built for Intel x86-64 CPU architecture. Devices running LEAF OS are fully optimized for Citrix HDX Ready ensuring that it meets the performance, security and manageability demands of the enterprise. 
  • REVITALIZE OLD COMPUTERS AND THIN CLIENTS. LEAF OS can also be flashed directly to the internal hard drive, turning any x86-64 PC or laptop (with BIOS or UEFI motherboard firmware) into a permanently repurposed, high-performance thin client.
  • ENABLE BYOD. A bootable USB memory stick can be created containing LEAF OS. Any x86-64 hardware device can boot to LEAF OS and instantly becoming a locked-down NComputing thin client. LEAF OS does not replace the underlying operating system in this case. When users finish their work, simply reboot from the native OS providing an ideal work-from-home environment.
  • CENTRALIZED MANAGEMENT & EXPRESS DEPLOYMENT. PMC Endpoint Manager software provides a powerful solution to manage all your devices from a browser including LAN and WAN network deployments, locations behind firewalls and NAT-routers. PMC Endpoint Manager is included with your LEAF OS license.
  • BROAD USB PERIPHERAL SUPPORT.  LEAF OS driven computers utilize device drivers from the server to provide extensive peripheral support in the Citrix desktop virtualization environment. LEAF OS allows transparent redirection of USB peripheral devices for mass storage, local and network printers, scanners, smart card readers, headsets or speakers, webcams, COM ports, standard keyboards, mice, and 3D mice.
  • LOCAL APPLICATION SUPPORT.  LEAF OS includes select local applications that run on the device, not through a virtualization platform. Direct access to the web via Chromium Browser eliminates virtualization lag. Microsoft Teams and Zoom both benefit from direct audio/video relay eliminating common concerns of web conferencing through virtual platforms. Local applications can be accessed side-by-side along the Citrix, Microsoft AVD, Windows 365, and Microsoft RDS desktop virtualization session. Additional 3rd party Linux applications can be installed in LEAF OS via the custom module support to further extend its functionality. LEAF OS controls the availability of these apps and their deployment method, with a Guest Mode option for Kiosk-like use.