VMWare brings Windows to iPad

“VMware just released a new iPad app, named ‘VMware View.’ The new View lets iPad owners use virtual desktops (it lets you use virtual Windows instances that are stored on VMware’s servers elsewhere in your company). With this offering VMware joins Citrix, which has a similar system and iPad app,” Robert Scoble blogs via Scobleizer.

“In this first look I talk with executives Chris Young, VP and GM of End User Computing, and Steve Herrod, CTO / SVP of R&D,” Scoble writes. “But what’s more interesting is how strongly they say the iPad is being deployed into enterprises. We talk about what they are learning about deployments of iPads.”

Read more and watch the video in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Genius lobotomized.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Sarah” for the heads up.]

36 Comments

  1. This is cool. it’s actually different with vnc. while VNC is merely a remote access tool, vmware is actually a virtualization. Because it’s a virtual machine, you can actually access the ‘machine’ booting and access it’s ‘BIOS’. imagine the power..

  2. Well, if the enterprise wants to settle for MAC’s I-Pad then this might be the way to go. Too bad these I-Pad toys boot into MAC’s underpowered tablet OS. To do any real work you have to add Windows.

    The enterprise would be better off going with Windows tablets for native support of Microsoft’s great software. Asking staff to learn MAC’s tablet OS after years of enjoying Windows is a stretch. As much as MAC copies everything Microsoft, I-Pad would carry a steep learning curve.

    1. I agree. Why should millions and millions and millions and millions and millions of supposedly intelligent people bother to use this in their underpowered machines?
      Bunch of silly-billies.

  3. I agree. Why should millions and millions and millions and millions and millions of supposedly intelligent people choose to use this in their underpowered machines? Don’t they know as much as we do?
    Bunch of silly-billies.

  4. You actually /can/ run windows (3.1 or 95) on the ipad
    step1: install idos (yes it’s still in itunes, but slightly different)
    step2 install phone disk (this uses apples official api s and does not require jail breaking
    step3 copy your windows stuff to the idos documents directory
    step4 duh winning!!!! 😀

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