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Windows 7 On Apple iPad!

What you are seeing above is Windows 7 running on the iPad SDK simulator, thanks to Citrix Receiver and XenDesktop 4—running meaning that it's executed on a server and remotely displayed on the iPad at full resolution.

Already you have heard a lot about iPad since its announcement and before. May be you are little tired or bored of iPad news. But this news will wake you up, I am sure. Windows on Apple? More specifically Windows 7 on Apple iPad. What are you thinking now? Isn’t it like Bush-Laden friendship?

Anyways, come to reality – it’s true. Citrix has done that for you. Citrix says it will soon be possible–at least virtually–using a new version of its Citrix Receiver software.

What you are seeing above is Windows 7 running on the iPad SDK simulator, thanks to Citrix Receiver and XenDesktop 4—running meaning that it's executed on a server and remotely displayed on the iPad at full resolution.
What you are seeing above is Windows 7 running on the iPad SDK simulator, thanks to Citrix Receiver and XenDesktop 4—running meaning that it's executed on a server and remotely displayed on the iPad at full resolution.

According to the vice president of virtualization and remote software company Citrix, Chris Fleck in the company’s blog:

Well 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 1024×768 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 ! The iPad looks to be an ideal end point device that can empower users to be productive were ever they are and IT will be able to safely deliver company hosted virtual desktops and apps without worry.

The iPad isn’t likely to be perfect for many business apps, besides presentations, but companies already supporting virtualized desktops many find applications and users that make sense for Apple’s new tablet.

Sources: Gizmodo, Citrix Blog, PCWorld

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