VMWare Bringing Windows to ChromebooksCategory: Operating Systems
Posted: February 12, 2014 02:55PM
A partnership between Google and VMWare was announced today at the VMWare Partner Exchange in San Francisco that marks the first step in bringing other operating systems to Google Chromebooks. VMWare is optimizing the Horizon View desktop-as-a-service software for Chromebooks and will "provide access to legacy Windows-based applications, data and desktops via a Web-based application catalog on Chromebooks thanks to VMware's Blast HTML5 Desktop Access software." Director of product management for Google Chrome Rajen Sheth said, "As the countdown to Windows XP end of life continues, deploying Chromebooks and taking advantage of a DaaS environment ensures that security vulnerabilities, application compatibility and migration budgets will be a thing of the past."