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ZDNet: 'iPhone running Windows XP'? Fail

Robert Palmer
06.18.08
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Citrix is developing a "thin client" iPhone app that allows users to connect to networked workstations via WiFi, and control their desktops. Basically, it's like VNC or Microsoft's Remote Desktop client. This isn't huge news, I understand, but after seeing ZDNet Australia's headline, I was thinking something completely different.

On stage, Citrix reps showed the iPhone connecting to (and controlling) a Windows desktop, which ZDNet took to mean that someone actually installed Windows XP on an iPhone. Yeah, no.

The demo was part of a presentation titled Directions in Virtualisation & Application Delivery in the Dynamic Datacentre.

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