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[3]: O'Well
by steve_s on Mon 13th Jun 2011 18:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: O'Well"
steve_s
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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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RE[4]: O'Well
by marcus0263 on Wed 15th Jun 2011 01:46 in reply to "RE[3]: O'Well"
marcus0263 Member since:
2007-06-02

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.


Or creating images, teams, etc.

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.


That is if they're always connected via LAN.

Like I said above in my first post

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


Which the iPad nor any other tablet for that matter can full fill. Which they also lack a number of other requirements I have thus why I don't own one ;)

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