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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 …

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  1. Richard Wharram

    Thin clients?

    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.

    1. Trevor_Pott Gold badge

      Re: Thin clients?

      Sure there would. Wyse costs $virgins. ChromeOS doesn't.

      1. Richard Wharram

        Re: Thin clients?

        I suppose you also get the laptop format and can pay consumer prices for cheap laptops.

  2. simmondp

    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.......

  3. Jeditobe

    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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