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Citrix client on iPad

By The 'G-Man.' ·
There are people out there that seem to think the iPad can run native Windows applications just with a Citrix client alone and that this means the applications are actually RUNNING on the iPad, mad I know!

They fail to understand that you need the infrastructure to host this and the applications are not 'really running' on the iPad at all.

Well, perhaps this will explain how it works and show you that the Citrix client requires a Citrix Server and all the software you want to run installed on another machine, where it runs...

http://community.citrix.com/download/attachments/115345826/Citrix_ICAProxySplashns.jpg

Citrix runs Windows and Windows Applications from a central server, called XenDesktop, and pipes it out to your mobile device through the NetScaler AGEE.

http://www.brianmadden.com/Library/blog/BrianMadden/Citrix%20Presentation%20Server%20XenDesktop%20Venn%20Diagram.jpg

Data centre hardware and licence costs aside you need to pay between $450 and $600 more to get XenApp and actually have applications go from the data center to the iPad.

Hope that has cleared everything up for those that do not understand what Citrix is, how it works and what you need to run it.

If you are still confused, guess you should hire an IT Pro.

Edit - Typo

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Alternatively

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Citrix client on iPad

you could try something like this:

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2010/02/05/x2_unveils_itablet/

It runs a full-scale, multi-tasking OS called Windows 7.

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it seems you like the iTablet

by .Martin. In reply to Alternatively

just an observation...

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Better than an iPad

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to it seems you like the iTa ...

yes I do.

Edit - think I would stick with a laptop but it just shows that there is no need for the big Citrix setup if you buy the correct device (if that is what you are after!).

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Really?

by mbm29414 In reply to Alternatively

It's bigger, thicker, heavier and has a battery that only lasts one quarter as long. Plus, did you see that it's going to run Pentium M chips? Really? Plus, what does it cost? Got that answer yet? Bet it isn't sub-$500, but even if it is, it'll be a slow, crappy device.

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I could see that being plausible...

by .Martin. In reply to Citrix client on iPad

unless I have misunderstood your explanation...

backpack filled with a MB ect. acting as the Citrix server, connected to a wireless router. then the iPad, running the Citrix client software connects to the server through through the router.

only thing we need to figure out is how to power it. drag around a diesel generator?

and where to go when we have back problems

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It is...

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to I could see that being pl ...

but adds a great deal of expense to the equation just to get the iPad where you want it.

You could however just get a Windows 7 based iTablet if that is what you are really after (instead of the Citrix).

I would still stick with a laptop but there is more tablet like devices out there that can do more than an iPad.

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but then

by .Martin. In reply to It is...

you don't get the popularity boost because you own an iPad

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Thank god

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to but then

don't need to iPad Hannibal.

Pity the fool...

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"There are people out there...

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Citrix client on iPad

"...that seem to think the iPad can run native Windows applications just with a Citrix client alone and that this means the applications are actually RUNNING on the iPad,..."

You mean besides jragosta?

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Long Shot

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to "There are people out the ...

perhaps one more, at a push...

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