IT Survivor: Testing Google Earth On The Virtual Desktop [Video]

It's one thing for a virtual desktop like VMware Horizon to handle a relatively low-powered application like Word. What happens with something that's more graphically intensive and needs more data — like Google Earth? As part of our IT Survivor challenge, I decided to find out.

Also worth noting: I edited the video using Windows Movie Maker on the Dell Chromebook running virtualised Windows 7, and I couldn't tell the difference between that and doing it on my regular machine. I'd feared that adding files and saving might be slower, but it worked like a charm. I'm quite impressed.

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    I know thats better than RDP performance, but damn, $3,600 for 1 year or $4,700 for 3 years per user, its pretty darn expensive, i think id stick with terminal server.

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