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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 itís 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?