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VMware View Client for Mac and Linux are Now Generally Available!

By Pat Lee, Director, End User Clients, VMware  

Today, I am happy to announce we are releasing two new and two updated VMware View clients. 

At the end of December, we released tech previews of our new clients for Mac and Ubuntu Linux. We got lots of great feedback from the community and I am happy to now have the final releases of the Mac and Ubuntu Linux clients are now available for download.  

VMware View Client 1.4 for Mac

Built from the ground up for the Mac, works just like you expect for a great Mac app starting with the drag and drop install all the way to Lion Full Screen support. Combine that with excellent PCoIP performance and optimizations for VMware View 5, the VMware View Client for the Mac is a great way to access your VMware View desktop. 

We are excited about this first official release of View Client for the Mac and look forward to bringing even more Mac releases to you in 2012! 

VMware View Client 1.4 for Ubuntu Linux

Next, we have a new VMware View Client with PCoIP for Ubuntu Linux. As customers look to move to Ubuntu, they recognize they need Windows applications and VMware View is a great way to access Windows applications on an Ubuntu desktop.

Canonical recognized this as well and they have bundled the VMware View Client for Ubuntu Linux with their new Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix. 

For existing Ubuntu users, the VMware View Client is available in the Ubuntu Software Center for easy installation.  Once you have configured the Ubuntu Software Center to allow Canonical Partners as a source, just search for "vmware-view-client".

VMware View Client 1.4 for Android and iPad

Both of our VMware View Clients have been updated with key bug fixes and some small enhancements.

The VMware View Client for iPad now features improved connection times to View servers and improved support when connecting external displays,.

The VMware View Client for Android includes fixes for Ice Cream Sandwich devices, support for for non-numeric passcodes using RSA SecurID authentication, and updates for the Kindle Fire.

I highly recommend you pick up these updates soon. 

One more thing…

Whenever we do a new client announcement, I always get asked where "how do I download the new clients". Today, we make that easier with the new View Clients download page. 

On your device of choice, just point your browser to www.vmware.com/go/viewclients

If you are on a Mac or Windows computer, clicking Download will immediately start the download, no login required. If you are on Ubuntu Linux, it will take you to the Ubuntu Software Center page where you can start the installation. If you are on an iPad or Android device, click on the Download for the App Store you care about and will be taken to the App Store page where you can easily download our latest View Clients for your device.

We are very excited to make it easier for you to discover and install the latest View Clients. 

We look forward to your feedback.


6 thoughts on “VMware View Client for Mac and Linux are Now Generally Available!

  1. Brian

    Is there a link to download the vmware view linux package other than an apt link? i’d like to try to get it to work on my distribution

  2. Christian

    Would be great to see the View client for iPad be Retina-optimized, seeing as how the new iPad is out today. Just downloaded the new version and it’s decisively not Retina-ready.

  3. Enrique

    I have downloaded the VMWare client for Macintosh 1.4 and have the settings to “Default” however the client deems the certificate as Invalid and does not allow me to proceed with the connection, I thought the “Default” behavior was to allow the user to continue but the only option it offers is to close the connection.

  4. Jordan McQuown

    Do either of these tablet clients support right clicking by means of an external mouse?

  5. Justin Heiner

    “If you are on a Mac or Windows computer, clicking Download will immediately start the download, no login required.”
    Has the official VMware stance on this line changed, or is this just a mistake?
    We started pointing our end users to http://www.vmware.com/go/viewclients to get the client, and they are now being asked to login/register in order to download them.

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