Today Google has announced that it has partnered with VMware to bring Windows access to Chrome OS. If you own a Chromebook you will be able to use VMware Horizon DaaS to manage your Windows desktop, data, and applications.
VMware Horizon DaaS isn’t just for Chrome OS: it is broadly meant for customers looking to manage desktop environments as a cloud service.
Google's timing couldn't be better given that businesses are currently looking at all other options to replace Windows XP when Microsoft cuts support in less than two months.
This means you can work with Chromebooks and connect to a Windows experience running VMware Horizon View. As the countdown to Windows XP end of life continues, deploying Chromebooks and taking advantage of a DaaS environment ensures that security vulnerabilities, application compatibility and migration budgets will be a thing of the past.
This would allow businesses to use Windows, but their main devices would now be running on a Chromebook. VMware Horizon View 5.3 will be available 'soon' as an application that can be installed from the Chrome Web Store. Google has yet to offer any specific date.
[via The Next Web]