A: App-V provides virtualization of applications which enables applications to run locally on an OS, without actually being installed through various virtual layers of file system, registry and other components. The key is that the application is still running locally on the OS.

It's not using virtual hardware, so the full capabilities of the machine are available to the application, which means highly resource-intensive applications should still run very well with virtualization applications, even graphically intensive applications.

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