FAQs2019-10-03T22:30:09+01:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you have a question about Droplet Computing?

On this page we have collated a number of the frequently asked questions which have come directly from our customers and partners.

If you cannot find the answer to your question on this page, please contact us or one of our expert partners, and we’d be more than happy to help you.

Droplet Computing containers are licensed either on a subscription model (per user per month), or as a perpetual license. There are just four simple editions too, that allow you to run your Windows apps:

  • Droplet Container App for Windows
  • Droplet Container App for macOS
  • Droplet Container App for Linux
  • Droplet Container App for multi-platform

With the multi-platform edition, you can install the container on up to three different devices, including the three different supported hardware device platforms.

Being 100% channel partner focused, Droplet Computing do not sell directly to end users, and therefore we do not publish any pricing on our web site. For a quote, please contact your preferred partner, or visit our partner pages to find an accredited Droplet Computing partner.

There are two different versions of container available, with each one being supported on all editions of the Droplet Container App. The Droplet Container Image is available in the following versions:

  • DCI-X: Allows you run legacy apps inside the container, typically those that run on Windows XP or older
  • DCI-M: Allows you run more modern apps inside the container, typically those that run on Windows 7 or newer

Yes. You can print from the container by simply connecting the container to your network printers.

The answer is the same way as you do today. You can save them locally to the container (the container is fully statefull so nothing gets lost), or you can share them with your local device using a secure folder between your device and the container. This also allows you to sync with cloud-based storage such as OneDrive, or save them to a shared/mapped network drive.

The key thing to note here is that there is NO PACKAGING, VIRTUALIZING, or SEQUENCING required. You simply share/copy the install media, either via the private folder between the container and your device, or via a network drive, and then launch the setup utility for the app. It’s then a case of installing the app as you would normally (next, next, finish for example), and then creating a icon tile for the app on the Droplet Workspace.

The answer is, the same way as you do today. Droplet Computing containers do not change anything about the app, including licensing. This means you need to make sure that any apps you install into the container have the appropriate license.

The container install is simple, and takes just minutes to complete. You simply pick the installer for you appropriate platform (Windows, macOS, or Linux) and run the installer app, which installs the Droplet Container App files onto your device. It also creates the shared folders for syncing file between your device and the container. Then it’s a simple case of launching the Droplet Computing App, and selecting the container image file you want to use.

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