VMware View Administrator's Guide : Creating Desktop Pools : Linked-Clone Desktop Pools

Linked-Clone Desktop Pools
To create a linked-clone desktop pool, View Composer generates linked-clone virtual machines from a snapshot of a parent virtual machine. View Manager dynamically provisions the linked-clone desktops based on settings that you apply to the pool.
Because linked-clone desktops share a base system-disk image, they use less storage than full virtual machines.