VMware launches View for Kindle Fire

Summary:By supplying VMware View for the Kindle Fire, there's a small bet that the device could be used in the enterprise at some point.

VMware said that it launched new VMware View clients for Amazon's Kindle Fire, the Mac and Linux. The company also updated VMware View for Android and the iPad.

The most notable item in that mix is VMware View for the Kindle Fire. VMware View brings Windows desktops to various devices and can mix and match environments on various systems. Overall, VMware is launching four View clients. In a blog post, VMware outlined the following:

  • Tech Preview of the View Client with PCoIP for Mac OS X
  • 'Tech Preview of the View Client with PCoIP for Linux
  • VMware View Client 1.3 for iPad
  • VMware View Client 1.3 for Android

By supplying VMware View for the Kindle Fire, there's a small bet that the device could be used in the enterprise at some point. VMware said that VMware View will be available in Amazon's app store.

In a statement, VMware said that it is targeting education as well as other industries and enterprises supporting both OS X and Windows. The latest VMware View is optimized for Mac OS X Lion and featured in the Ubuntu software center.

Topics: Virtualization, Hardware, VMWare

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