Citrix, Wyse launch virtual-desktop iPad apps

Citrix and Wyse have both released virtual desktop applications for the iPad that let people run Windows applications on Apple's new tablet.

Citrix and Wyse have both released virtual desktop applications for the iPad that let people run Windows applications on Apple's tablet. On Friday, Citrix announced the immediate availability of its Receiver virtual office client and GoToMeeting web conferencing client for the iPad. On the same day, thin-client specialist Wyse separately introduced a version of its PocketCloud app for the same device.

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"The iPad is ideal for mobile business use as a complement to the corporate desktop," Citrix chief Mark Templeton said in a statement. In a demonstration video for the iPad version of Citrix Receiver, posted on Monday by Citrix community chief Chris Fleck, the tablet is shown running Microsoft Word, as well as a 3D modelling application, a scheduler and patient record management software for hospital usage.

The iPad's 9.7-inch screen "makes the combination of iPad and PocketCloud a natural fit", Daniel Barreto, the chief software architect for Wyse, said in a separate statement. "We expect the adoption of iPad to be yet another reason for businesses and consumers to abandon their PCs," he added.

For more of this story, read Citrix, Wyse launch virtual-desktop iPad apps on ZDNet UK.

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