VMware creates emulation software giving users the ability to run multiple operating systems on the same PC. With the new deal, Chromebook owners will be able to use the Windows desktop and all legacy apps within VMware's Horizon, as long as they have an Internet connection.
By being able to run Windows apps, Google has opened up the possibilities of the Chromebook. Says Google Enterprise President Amit Singh: "Google Chromebooks can save businesses about $5,000 per computer when compared to traditional PCs. Chromebooks are designed for the way people use computers today and are a secure, easy and cost-effective solution to help organizations embrace a new way of doing business. Through our partnership with VMware, businesses can now capitalize on these advantages with access to legacy applications, data and desktops they need to keep employees productive."
VMware is not the first to try. Citrix made a similar app last year, but it has seen generally awful reviews.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 13 Feb 2014 12:47