Amazon Web Services (AWS) can now stream Linux applications over AppStream. AppStream 2.0 enables users to stream GUI applications or a desktop to the web or through a client. Until the addition of Linux app support, AppStream was intended for Windows only.

Amazon has an AppStream 2.0 client available on Windows. The service also works on any HTML5-capable browser.

“You can now stream Linux applications and desktops to your users and significantly reduce the total cost of streaming by migrating Matlab, Eclipse, Firefox, PuTTY and other similar applications from Windows on Linux to Amazon AppStream 2.0,” said Amazon.

AppStream 2.0 allows users to stream apps at an hourly rate. Charges are per second and the service does not require a per user charge. Amazon highlights that Linux app streaming companies can provide remote Linux development environments to developers using tools like Python and Docker. Users can also access CAD applications that require a high performance GPU …

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