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Citrix Will Enable Remote Windows 7 Access for iPad

Remote access wizards Citrix have announced that they're getting ready to make Apple's just-announced iPad a fairly awesome thin client for IT types eager to connect to their bigger Windows 7 boxes (and hopefully Linux and others as well.)

It turns out the 9.7 inch display on the iPad with a 1024x768 screen resolution works great for a full VDI XenDesktop. Windows applications run unmodified and securely in the data center, and even multiple applications at once.

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Quick App: Citrix Receiver for iPhone Enables Windows PC Remote Access

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.

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Citrix Strikes Again: Windows Receiver on iPhone a Go!

Citrix has been warning... er... teasing Windows for the iPhone for a while now, but their blog (via Gizmodo) was recently updated to reflect some updates:

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Citrix Brings Windows to the iPhone!

Citrix, the folks behind Go To Meeting and Go To My PC -- and if you believe the urban myth, a good portion of the Windows kernel -- have just significantly harshened Steve Jobs' mellow and sent yet another shudder down Tim Cook's spine.

While VNC/Remote Desktop Apps have been available for the iPhone for a while (see Chad's Jaadu vs. Mocha Showdown), a helpful Fortune Blog reader points us the differences in the Citrix solution:

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Citrix Gets XP up on the iPhone... Blue Screen to Follow?

Windows users love them their XP. No matter how prettier, more secure, and better architected -- though admittedly heavier -- Vista may be, the PR problems round Microsoft way have made it seem like every user is desperate to keep XP running on everything from their server farm to UMPC.

And now thanks to the folks at Citrix -- who rumor has it know Windows at the they-contributed-towards-the-kernel level -- could the iPhone be next?

Well, technically no. They're not really getting XP to run on Apple's handset, but they are enabling the same kind of remote wizardry they've been doing on the Windows side for years.

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