Citrix® Receiver virtualization tool dip in Google™ Chromebooks to embrace Windows® app
An icing on a cake enhances the essence of enjoying it. Similarly any incentive offered more than you deserve is sure to give you immense pleasure. Remember the day when your father bought you two dresses when you actually demanded for one! Chromebook, a notebook which comes installed with the Chrome operating system will now feature Windows apps.
When it was initially introduced, Chromebook created a lot of hype and hoopla in the market. It was even touted to compete with the existing big fishes of the industry. However, Chromebook suffered a setback due to its locked down BIOS as because of this, a user was unable to access maximum hardware integrated in the machine. As a result of this, it was evident that any second operating system like Windows 7 or Linux was not allowed to be installed in Chromebook.
However, now Citrix has come out with an innovative technical preview meant for its Citrix Receiver virtualization tool. This tool can now be utilized to actively operate desktop software products like the Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office etc. along with other preferred Windows apps.
The Citrix Receiver virtualization tool enables users to access through virtual desktop and applications from other devices like laptops, tablets and even smartphones. This privilege can now be enjoyed even on a Chromebook which is an added incentive for its users. But again this tool is not readily available for Chromebooks. A company using Chromebooks has to have the requisite of XenApp or XenDesktop deployment in its data centers. The technicians also need to add a few new files of code that would enable the connection between the clients and the virtual desktops and applications.
Now, through the Citrix Receiver virtualization tool in your Chromebook, you can have all your favorite Windows apps installed. The Receiver is readily available on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and BlackBerry. With this technology at place, you can also access Windows desktop and devices to make use of Windows and other legacy apps. To add to the incentive, your Chromebook doesn't require any reprogramming procedure to access the apps.