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Microsoft App-V vs VMWare ThinApp

Only looking at core differences that caught my eye: ThinApp (now - as of latest version 4.7) does not support native x64 applications. It does support x86 applications running on x64 platform through WoW64. Source - (vendor has done a lot of homework hiding this, it's very easy to miss) - Official User Guide, Certain operating systems and applications are not supported by ThinApp. ThinApp integrates a licensing date stamp inside each package. BEFORE the license runs out, you have to update each application package and re-roll it to your clients. Source - 1, 2. Virtualizing applications results in SLOWER performance (responsiveness, launch times , read - think about the real impact on user experience!) and quotes from a superb study... [More]