Those guys should stop complaining. You can now run Windows and even Photoshop on a Chromebook. (Okay, “stream” not “run”)
News is from the Dell camp this time, software news, not hardware. “Dell’s Appliance for Wyse-vWorkspace product uses desktop virtualization technology to deliver Windows desktop software to Chromebooks and other endpoints. Though brokered from a remote location, the Windows OS will be fully functional and run as if it were loaded locally.” Computer World reports.
Dell bought Wyse and its virtualization technology in 2012. The appliance was announced at Microsoft’s Ignite conference in Chicago. If you are a tech person here is one more bit of info that might be of your interest “The product is targeted at small businesses, and is built on the hardware used in the company’s mid-range PowerEdge R730 rack and T630 tower servers.”
We will have to wait and watch if Dell’s entry will increase momentum in this Windows streaming market.