Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jun 2011 21:46 UTC
Apple So, yeah, uhm, I bought an iPad 2 today. I still don't think anyone really needs a tablet, but that doesn't mean I didn't want one. I wanted to wait until the HP TouchPad was announced, but now that it has, it seems it won't be coming to The Netherlands any time soon. As such, the iPad 2 it was. A few quick fist impressions.
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RE: O'Well
by Luminair on Mon 13th Jun 2011 03:31 UTC in reply to "O'Well"
Luminair
Member since:
2007-03-30

You are one of these guys who don't think their posts through well enough. Even if I call you out now, in a year you'll be raving about how much you love your iPad.

People who like "all around" devices are a niche? I could go on.

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RE[2]: O'Well
by marcus0263 on Mon 13th Jun 2011 15:18 in reply to "RE: O'Well"
marcus0263 Member since:
2007-06-02

Really? So you know my needs, requirements eh?

So please show me how to run VMWare on an iPad.

Guess you didn't notice in my post

"I follow a simple and basic philosophy, just use the best tool to fit your needs."

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RE[3]: O'Well
by steve_s on Mon 13th Jun 2011 18:01 in reply to "RE[2]: O'Well"
steve_s Member since:
2006-01-16

First up, on an ARM-based device like an iPad having VMware Workstation would be fairly useless if you wanted to run any existing VM images you may have, since they're all likely to be for IA32/IA64. If this is truly a hard requirement then you're inherently stuck with getting a laptop based on an Intel or AMD chip.

VMware do still have the iPad covered, with both a VMware View client, and a vSphere management app:
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/vmware-view-for-ipad/id417993697?mt=...
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/vmware-vsphere-client-for/id41732335...

I'd expect that for most people that'll have their VMWare needs covered.

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