VMware has released VMware View, a new client for iPad that lets users access their virtual Windows systems from the iPad. Aimed mainly at (large?) businesses, the new client would allow iPad users to run Windows applications on a remote server, from an iPad. Business have traditionally been using the Windows platform, but VMware argues that the viewer is a great way to operate Windows app from a tablet.
The VMware viewer supports a trackpad (including multi-touch) and uses a virtual keyboard for text input. It also supports iPad accessories like the keyboard dock, and the VGA adapter. Ironically, this is probably better than running a Windows tablet because the processing actually happens remotely on a powerful server – versus locally on a much slower processor. The downside is that this setup is probably too complex for small businesses to handle. Video in the full post.
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