VMware and Google have announced an “expanded relationship” targeting organisations using or considering Chrome OS. The deal boils down to the fact that VMware offers an HTML5 client, dubbed Blast, for its Horizon View desktop virtualisation (VDI) product. Horizon View can deliver virtualised apps and whole desktops to devices …
Presumably the reason to choose Chrome workstations over Wyse terminals would be the promise that over time you'd hope some apps would be ported to web apps or SaaS therefore meaning you wouldn't have as much need for virtualised app servers? Otherwise there wouldn't be a lot of difference.
Re: Thin clients?
Sure there would. Wyse costs $virgins. ChromeOS doesn't.
Re: Thin clients?
I suppose you also get the laptop format and can pay consumer prices for cheap laptops.
Chrome OS Corporate Fail
As an owner of a Chromebook (which I love) the biggest barrier to getting the Chrome OS into the corporate environment is an inability to mount Windows File Shares or Print to Printer Shares.
Fine is you want to go HTML for all your apps, but GoogleDrive and CloudPrint is not a prime-time solution for 99% of Corporates!
SoHo users in a greenfield environment maybe.......
The idea was stollen
The entire idea was stolen by Google from here kickstarter.com/projects/thorium/thorium-core-cloud-desktop/
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