Citrix Receiver Will Make it Possible to Run Virtualized Apps on Chromebooks


Just a short few weeks after the announcement of Google’s Chromebooks, which allow both businesses and schools to use this web-based computer for a small monthly service fee, we’re seeing more business related releases for the Chromebook. Google has teamed up with Citrix to create the Citrix Receiver for Chromebooks. The Citrix Receiver allows you to use your Chromebook to use all of your business desktop applications, allowing you to save money by not having to repurchase licenses for high end software.  You will now be able to access your desktop virtually through Chromebooks with products from Citrix.

The Citrix Receiver should be available soon on the Chrome Web Store and is free of charge. However, to use the Receiver you must use Citrix XenDesktop or Citrix XenApp. It’s supported on more than 1,000 different Mac and PC models, 149 smartphones, 37 tables, and 10 different thing clients covering iOS, Android, webOS and Google ChromeOS.