Citrix, whom internet legend holds helped develop the Windows kernel and knows their way around Microsoft's OS like Ballmer knows a good monkey dance, have been talking iPhone client for a while, and it appears they've now made good on it.

Citrix Receiver [iTunes Link] is a FREE application that hooks into the Citrix XenApp and XenApp Web Services environment to let you access your Windows system remotely from the iPhone. Labeled as a 0.9 release "Technology Preview" it still purports real-time, anywhere (as long as you're online) access to your apps and docs, and an high def HDX experience, including special mention of piping Flash and Silverlight websites over to your iPhone. And yes, your data is encrypted and stored back on your server-side, not the iPhone client.

So, anyone try this out yet? Is it the great experience Citrix has come to make us expect of them? How's AutoCAD and IE 6 ActiveX working for you on the iPhone?

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