Company provides a Windows desktop on Chromebooks | eSchool News

NComputing has launched the Chromebook CX110 and Chrome app, giving U.S. schools the ability to easily run Windows applications on their Chromebooks.More than half of all computers used in U.S. K-12 schools are Chromebooks, and now NComputing Chromebooks – with the vSpace client – provides easy, multi-user access to the Windows, Java or Silverlight applications often necessary for learning and testing applications.

Source: Company provides a Windows desktop on Chromebooks | eSchool News

Hmm, on one hand I can see the allure for districts that have Windows and want to move to Chromebooks, but I don’t know if the virtualization costs would be worth it. In this scenario, the school district would be running several virtual machine servers, which would be sharing out desktops to the students. The district will have hardware and software costs with the servers, plus ongoing subscription costs every year. The article mentions a $50 per year Vspace license, which wouldn’t cover the server licenses or the software licenses.

This would allow schools to run Minecraft on the Chromebooks though.

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