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IGEL OS – The Citrix, VMware, Microsoft Desktop you can make Beautiful!  – A How To!

IGEL OS – The Citrix, VMware, Microsoft Desktop you can make Beautiful!  – A How To!

Steve Jobs once said that Apple is like a Porsche and that everyone wants to buy and drive a Porsche, but a 10-year-old used Chevy gets you from point A to point B in the same legal amount of time. “Design matters!”

IGEL agrees! The design does matter, but unlike the amazing designs Apple has given us, IGEL believes that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and IT should have the flexibility and control to design their user’s experience the way they see fit. With the UMS and IGEL OS, you have that ability as almost everything a user sees can be customized.

The following is just an example of what can be done, the before and after picture tells the story.

Of course, when using the IGEL OS, you can customize almost every little setting. The Process of customizing the IGEL OS is performed using UMS Profiles and Firmware Customizations. To learn the finer details on Firmware Customization, please refer to https://kb.igel.com/endpointmgmt/en/firmware-customization-910517.html.

To teach you what is possible, I’ve written a document that breaks the process down into the following eight steps.

  • How to Customize the Start Button
  • How to Customize the Start Menu Icon
  • How to Customize the Desktop Wallpaper
  • How to Customize the UI Theme Colors
  • How to Customize the Screensaver
  • How to Customize the Bootsplash Image
  • How to Customize Session Icons
  • How to Lockdown the IGEL OS

When finished you will have given your users a custom, branded, and beautiful experience of their own! Even better than Apple!

In my previous post, you learned how to download the IGEL OS and UMS and 3 FREE licenses and hopefully, you downloaded the getting started guide.  Now you are ready to customize it! 🙂

Download the How to Customize the IGEL OS step by step guide here!

IGEL Technology IGEL delivers powerful unified endpoint management software that is revolutionary in its simplicity and purpose-built for the enterprise. The company’s world-leading software products include the IGEL OS™, Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC), IGEL Cloud Gateway™ (ICG), IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions enable a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management platform across nearly any x86 device. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered and manufactured thin, zero and all-in-one client solutions deliver the industry’s best warranty (5 years), support (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to precisely control all devices running IGEL OS as well as Windows OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries.


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