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02-01-2010, 11:21 AM #1
Windows 7 Coming Soon To An iPad Near You
Well, that didn't take too long now did it?
Citrix has put the wheels in motion on launching client software enabling iPad users to connect to Citrix servers and run virtual Windows 7 sessions. This will probably reach the marketplace to coincide with the iPad's formal release in late March.
MacinBusiness today covered the iPad as a thin client:
As a thin client even the $499 model is a pretty amazing product and a pretty great value and certainly good enough from a CPU and RAM standpoint. And it’s a much better than a cheaper Windows-based netbook because the 1024 x 768 screen is actually
pretty much the minimum for a good Citrix client and almost all netbooks are much lower resolution than that. On-screen keyboard a pain? Maybe, but there is at least one physical keyboard option so far, and there may be more in the future.
According to GeekWord, this "multi-tasking awesomeness" on the tablet will require you to have one of the two virtualization products - XenDesktop or XenApp - in your possession. Chris Fleck, Citrix Vice President, puts it this way:
It turns out the 9.7 inch display on the iPad with a 1024×768 screen resolution works great for a full VDI XenDesktop. Windows applications run unmodified and securely in the data centre, and even multiple applications at once.
MS Office 2010 for iPad, anyone?
02-01-2010, 11:28 AM #2
Just wondering why Windows software runs on Apple hardware and is fine. Why is it a big deal to run OSX on Windows based PC's.
02-01-2010, 11:47 AM #3
02-01-2010, 11:50 AM #4
Awesome, this means we can run OSX on it too!! well, remotely access that is..
not with citrix tho, but I am sure vaddu will have something for the ipda as well.
OSX sucks anyways.. blah...
Last edited by iPhone3G[S]; 02-01-2010 at 11:52 AM.
02-01-2010, 11:55 AM #5
02-01-2010, 12:08 PM #6
I think once this thing gets the bugs out , there gonna find a lot of features it wasnt designed to do. But Apple inst going to come out and say oh hey you can run Windows on it. Im sure its going to be launched with the same "protections" iphone has. and dev team with find the doors =0)
02-01-2010, 12:14 PM #7
Its amazing how Windows is copying EVERYTHING Apple is doing.....I see why Microsoft sucks... First they ban all the 360's then they send out this office patch to see valid copies- which by the way if you downloaded the office patch and you need to remove it I have a file to uninstall it....
I hate microsoft....
02-01-2010, 12:38 PM #8
Nice, we have a huge Citrix environment here at work. All the more reason to buy an iPad.
02-01-2010, 12:47 PM #9
02-01-2010, 01:24 PM #10
I use my university's Citrix client to access a bunch of engineering-based program. I wonder how much the individual licenses will run - I'm sure it won't be too cheap. Also, the speed of Citrix is dependent on your internet connection speed. So if your 3G is slow, then windows will run pretty slow as well.If I helped you out, please use the Thanks button ------------------------->
02-01-2010, 01:26 PM #11
Wow?! The iPad is going to support VNC?! Thankyou modmyi!
02-01-2010, 01:32 PM #12
hmmm. wont be needing thiskillall Terminal
02-01-2010, 01:40 PM #13
02-01-2010, 01:50 PM #14
wow they made an app for the ipad that lets me do something i have been able 2 do on my iphone for almost a year now
02-01-2010, 01:50 PM #15
02-01-2010, 02:58 PM #16
lol @ everyone hatin here. with an ipad running (virtually or whatever) windows 7, the ipad gains something. usefulness. surprise!
02-01-2010, 03:34 PM #17
02-01-2010, 03:39 PM #18
you can already virtualize all of this on the iPhone with VNC or Jaduu VNC. This isn't news. I already virtualize Snow Leopard, Windows 7 and Linux with my 3G. I repeat, this isn't news unless somehow we're back in 2008.
02-01-2010, 03:43 PM #19
ok so your telling me that doing this on a ipad is just as good as a 3g? id much rather do this on a bigger screen that a little one..
02-01-2010, 05:45 PM #20