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Citrix and Apple iPad

Last week Steve Jobs introduced Apples newest mobile device called the iPad. I personally think it look quite cool, even though I would have loved a ”real” Mac OSX version or at least flash support and multitasking.

That said, It’s still looks like a great device and with the Citrix Receiver there´s really no limit to the use.

The Citrix receiver on the iPhone has already proven it’s usefulness and with the larger screen and resolution it’s a must have.

Chris Fleck from Citrix has already tested the Citrix Receiver in the iPad SDK simulator and have written a blog post where he encourage people to tell how they can use Citrix Receiver with the iPad. Check it out here and submit your own ideas. He also have a great post where he’s pointing out why iPad could be a door opener for BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer).

Another great blog post is posted by Craig Ellrod. This blog introduces a Proof of Concept made by Citrix and introduces a Deployment guide for XenApp & XenDesktop for Citrix Receiver for iPhone, iPod and iPad.

I really like the idea about using the iPad with Citrix Receiver. This will not only be a very cool way to get access to your Windows apps, but also a very useful way. With the possibility to use an external bluetooth keyboard and maybe even an external screen (Steve Jobs mentioned connecting the iPad to a projector) this could very well function as a full-blown client. The only issue I see for this to succeed is the missing mouse support. Hopefully either Apple or Citrix will fix this issue, so it will be possible to use a mouse when running Citrix Receiver.

I personally can’t wait to see how Citrix Receiver will work on a iPad.

Now I just hope Citrix also will develop a GoToMyPC application for the iPad/iPhone, that will enable you to connect to your PC/Mac from your iPad/iPhone through GoToMyPC from anywhere.

Jacob Berg

GoToMyPC – for Mac

Most of you guys have properly heard about Citrix GoToMyPC, soon a new version is released that could be named GoToMyMac.

These last weeks I have been beta-testing Citrix’s last GoTo-product – The Citrix GoToMyPC version for Mac.

GoToMyPC is a cool product that allow users to connect remotely to their home or office computer without any special configuration.

The only thing needed is the installation of the GoToMyPC client and your up and running. (If you want to know more about how it works check this out: https://www.gotomypc.com/en_US/ourTechnology.tmpl)

Until now Citrix’s GoToMyPC has only been available for PC’s, but in 2 day the official Mac beta ends and a new flavor will see the light of day.

With GoToMyPC for Mac Citrix is adding Mac support :-). Users will now be able to remote control Mac-to-Mac, PC-to-Mac, Mac-to-PC or PC-to-PC.

I have done some testing with the beta and I personally find that very cool. I actually planned to make a screencast, to show some of the features in the beta, but now I’m going to wait for the final version.

If you want to have a quick look before the beta ends and maybe even get in on a special discount hurry over and sign up: https://www.gotomypc.com/mm/g25misc_macbeta.tmpl

I’m really looking forward to the final release and will get back with more info.

Jacob Berg