VMware announced the launch of the VMware View Clients for Kindle Fire, Mac and Linux as well as updates to its VMware View Clients for Android and iPad.
VMware is a virtual desktop solution that enables its users to access their desktops or laptops from the Kindle Fire and other devices. VMware View also allows provides organisations with a “centrally hosted computing model” that enables greater IT control.
“More and more people want the freedom to choose the device that best fits their computing needs in school and into the workplace,” said Pat Lee, director, end user clients, VMware. “With the new VMware View Clients, both IT and end users win with a complete, secure and easily accessible virtual desktop on the devices that best meet their needs.”
“Fifty-one percent of our faculty computers are Macs and just over 29 percent of our student population uses Macs,” said Steve Swartz, CIO and AVP of Technology at Fitchburg State University. “Having a Mac client running VMware View with PCoIP is critical to our ability to extend VDI to these users.”
“We’re very excited about this release,” added Dale A. Starr, junior associate director, Technology Support & Service, Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts – Amherst. “We’ve recently started deploying Mac computers in a managed configuration. One of the sticking points that users are commonly running into is software that only runs on Windows. It will be a great benefit to have the PCoIP client for Mac.”
Via : CBR