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Windows 7 to Run on iPad With Citrix Receiver

Citrix is currently working on creating a Citrix Receiver that will enable users to run Windows 7 on the iPad.

If your company has XenDesktop or XenApp you will be happy to know you will be able to use your iPad for real work 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. The advancements that were made for the Citrix Receiver for iPhone will carry over to the iPad, however the iPhone restrictions of screen size and small keyboards are overcome with the iPad. It's a beautiful thing!"

Is this something you'd consider? A lot of people have scoffed at the fact that the iPad runs the iPod touch/iPhone OS making it essentially a giant iPod touch. Would Windows 7 change your mind? Let us know in the comments below!

Click here to view the origial post on Citrix.

  • djtronika
    yes, running two evils cancels them out.
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  • rembo666
    This is just Remote Desktop, but it definitely works. I can remote desktop just fine while tethering off my G1, why not iPad?
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  • If this is easily possible then yes i would buy an ipad. Makes me wonder if you can do something similar to the iphone already.
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  • amabhy
    iPad still sucks.
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  • FSXFan
    nos33If this is easily possible then yes i would buy an ipad. Makes me wonder if you can do something similar to the iphone already."The advancements that were made for the Citrix Receiver for iPhone will carry over to the iPad"

    It seems you can.

    It sure is an improvement, but it still needs that camera and I would rather see Win7 actually running on the iPad.
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  • michaelahess
    I've been using RDP with my PDA's for YEARS, this isn't special.
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  • theuerkorn
    Jane, your headlines really need some work as they typically imply something else. This is not the first time and something tells me it's not the last either.

    Remote Desktop is a great idea, but not if you don't have a server handy. So in essence, the iPad doesn't run Windows 7 it only can act as a remote which doesn't execute any code other than GUI stuff.
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  • fortmccubble
    If your company has XenDesktop or XenApp you will be happy to know you will be able to use your iPad for real work as well.

    Oh okay.
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  • sliem
    This is going to get sued by Apple again...
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  • ShadowFlash
    It's not RDP though....Citrix uses ICA, which means it will come with all the HDX goodness along with it. Far more usable than RDP....just google "RDP vs. ICA" to see the difference. The big downer of course is Citrix is insanely expensive, not to mention the bewildering liscensing structure, that will make it only relevant for the large scale corporate setting. If Citrix made a workstation product like VMware, it would be much more relevant to the home "Power User"
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