We recently found out that Google has created a solution for running Windows applications (like Minotaur) on a Chromebook Laptop. This means that our customers can take advantage of the low cost of Chromebooks to access Minotaur in the event that you need access to the system and don’t require local Windows resources. To use it requires use of VMWare desktop-as-a-service, which can be run in the cloud or locally on your infrastructure.
For more information on the announcement by Google and how to make it happen, here’s the official press release from Google: link.
For more information on Chromebook Laptops, visit the Google website to find out more and to order a Chrombook: link.
For more information on the VMWare desktop-as-a-service functionality visit their official website: link.
Minotaur has yet to try this configuration (as it was released yesterday) with the system and can’t advocate for it’s performance. We wanted to make our customers aware of this as a possible solution for those who want to run Minotaur in the cloud and/or those who like the idea of using low cost Chromebooks instead of Windows machines to access their Minotaur system. Minotaur is mostly agnostic to both device platforms and hosting type, allowing you to use the device and hosting method which best suits your business.
It’s also important to note this isn’t the only way to run Minotaur in the cloud, you can do that various ways on Microsoft Azure or other cloud hosting services. Minotaur can also be accessed in the cloud or offsite already using Windows machines, as many of our customers use a combination of Microsoft Terminal Server and Remote Desktop to access Minotaur from off-site — which is what we use at Minotaur.