Citrix today released Citrix Receiver for Mac, a Mac version of free client for the company's new XenApp 6 server. The software enables Mac users to run Windows applications as a service over a network or the Internet. Citrix describes the system as streaming a Windows desktop to the client Macs from a XenApp server. The company said that the Windows applications appear as if they were installed on the Mac. Users can drag a Windows application to the Mac OS X Dock.
Last month, Citrix announced that it would release a Citrix Receiver for iPad, allowing iPad users to run Windows applications. Citrix released a Citrix Receiver for iPhones last summer, and there are BlackBerry and Android versions as well.
Citrix will enable iPad users to run a virtualized Windows 7 desktop on Apple iPads when the tablet ships in March. Citrix said it will ship Citrix Receiver for iPad, which will work with Citrix XenDesktop. The system will work as a thin-client system, with XenDesktop running virtual desktops on a server and streaming the display to iPads running Citrix Receiver. The company said that the setup will enable iPad users to operate multiple Windows 7 applications simultaneously. Multitasking apps is something the first iPads won't do natively. Citrix currently has a Citrix Receiver for iPhone users, which is free for customers of XenDesktop and XenApp.
Citrix is now offering iPad users access to their full Windows desktops with Citrix Receiver for iPad, available at the App Store on iPad and at the Apple iTunes store. Citrix Receiver for iPad enables iPad users to operate multiple Windows business applications simultaneously and edit documents from the tablet device.
Like Citrix Receiver for Mac, the iPad version is free and works with Citrix XenDesktop. It works as a thin-client system, with XenDesktop running virtual desktops on a server and streaming the display to iPads running Citrix Receiver.
The company also released Citrix GoToMeeting for the iPad, which enables iPad users to collaborate in online meetings.
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Citrix has released ">Citrix Receiver for iPad and iPhone 4.2.1, and update to the device app that connects to a XenApp server to control a virtualized Windows 7 desktop. The new version supports Apple iOS multi-tasking, enhanced scrolling gestures, and an on-screen track pad that makes the entire screen useable as a track pad.
Along these lines, last month Splashtop released released Splashtop Remote Desktop, which enables iPhones and iPads to control a Windows PC remotely.