Windows Apps Now Available to Chromebook Users

Have you been waiting to access your Windows desktop from your Chromebook?

The new client application from Citrix is now available at the Chrome Web Store. You may now obtain the Citrix Receiver to access your Windows applications and desktop from your office, home, or even on the road.

There’s one potential drawback: the free client app will only work for businesses that are already running Citrix virtualization.

Citrix announced: “If your company uses Citrix to host applications, you can use Citrix Receiver to check your email, review documents, tune into project dashboards, and approve expenses from your Chrome OS Chromebook…just ask your help desk for the URL to set up Receiver.”

About Cliff Boodoosingh

Cliff Boodoosingh has been writing on Internet-based technology for more than 10 years. At Dow Jones he covered the money markets, Canadian dollar and daily hot stocks. He authored Regional Analysis sections and competitor profiles for business intelligence reports on the mobile/wireless markets at Marcus Evans. He recently moved from managing digital publications and media coverage for the Technology Division at VerticalScope to oversee content development at Rates.ca, a new personal finance portal.
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Comments to Windows Apps Now Available to Chromebook Users

  1. Adam says:

    In order to use Citrix Receiver you will also need either XenApp or XenDesktop to publish the Windows apps or virtual desktops. A simpler and less costly alternative is Ericom AccessNow, a pure HTML5 RDP client that enables Chromebook/ChromeOS users to connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server (RDS Session Host), physical desktops or VDI virtual desktops – and run their applications and desktops in a browser.

    Ericom‘s AccessNow does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight, ActiveX, or any other underlying technology to be installed on end-user devices – an HTML5 browser is all that is required.

    For more info, and to download a demo, visit:
    http://www.ericom.com/html5_rdp_client.asp?URL_ID=708

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