Virtualization vendor VMware unveils View client for Macintosh and updates iPad client

VMware recently introduced a Mac version of VMware View, its Windows desktop virtualization product, as well as clients for Kindle Fire and Linux. In addition, the company updated its View client software for iPad.

VMware recently introduced a Mac version of VMware View, its Windows desktop virtualization product, as well as clients for Kindle Fire and Linux. In addition, the company updated its View client software for iPad.

The software is currently in a Preview version and the download requires a VMware login. It is Mac OS X Lion compatible.

According to the company, the VMware View Client for Mac OS X will support cut and paste between Mac apps and the virtualized Windows apps in View 4.x and 5.x virtual machines. Here are some more of its features:

- Support for Intel-based Macs - PCoIP protocol optimized for VMware View 5 - Full screen support for Mac OS X Lion users - Support optional RSA authentication - Enhanced certificate checking - Add up to 4 VMware View server shortcuts in VMware View Client

VMware View Client for Mac OS X

VMware View Client for Mac OS X

The company also released Version 1.3 of the iPad View client. Version 1.0 was released in March 2011. The list of new features was not visible on the VMware Community page for the product, however, in a blog post Pat Lee, VMware director of end user clients, showed a photo of the new 1080p support for display on HDTVs.

Combine the new 1080p video out feature with the Presentation Mode feature we introduced in the 1.2 client and you can connect your iPad to your TV and get a 1920x1080 Windows desktop right in your living room.