Citrix Gets It

“People looking for that $35 HDX accelerated endpoint – with a Linux VDA and OpenOffice you have a seriously cheap yet capable VDI solution
Finance/Federal – so cut down this is an ultra-secure endpoint with no memory on it and nothing significant to steal (the memory stick can be stored in a safe when not in use)
Large enterprises – because cutting $250+ off the cost of each thin client on a 10,000+ endpoint deployment makes sense ($2.5 million worth of sense!)
Healthcare – those kiosks nurses/doctors use etc. become easier to maintain – so cheap an endpoint that you can pull it out and replace it rather than spending time trying to fix it
Military – because cheap to replace if blown up/lost/needs to be destroyed
Thin-client refresh cycles are long, often 5 years or more, so you can afford to upgrade and refresh more often and a Pi used for 3 years will cost less than a dollar a month.
See Citrix, Raspberry Pi2 & ThinLinx: High-res Graphics Client for $50!
For years Citrix has been M$’s “partner” in spreading Bill Gates’ joy, but today even Citrix admits everyone doesn’t need That Other OS or Intel to enjoy a PC. It’s all good.

I got it years ago on ancient legacy PCs in remote northern schools where one good/new/decent machine could run sessions for a bunch of others with Debian GNU/Linux running everything.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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8 Responses to Citrix Gets It

  1. oiaohm wrote, “this is just you butting in again with absolutely no clue.”

    That’s in the Troll’s Handbook.

  2. oiaohm says:

    Dr Loser
    Basically raspberry pi is becoming the entry level for thin-clients.

    No it isn’t, Fifi.
    What do I have to name the 20 thin-client vendors who entry level device is now the raspberry pi just bundled with there custom Linux Distribution. Reality this is just you butting in again with absolutely no clue.

  3. Dr Loser says:

    Basically raspberry pi is becoming the entry level for thin-clients.

    No it isn’t, Fifi.

  4. oiaohm says:

    Deaf Spy funny how you call it irreverent when I am point out you failed to read what was written.

    Basically you were miss representing the quote. The full section was quoted particular in that article.

  5. Deaf Spy says:

    Irrelevant, Fifi. As usual.

  6. oiaohm says:

    Deaf Spy the post was not about xen-desktop but about the thin-client used. Yes windows 10 runs on xen-desktop quite well so does Ubuntu.

    For those who cannot read the citrix braille. Xen desktop Unigine Heaven mention is a Linux workload test.

    The new package installs and runs AMAZINGLY well on XenDesktop under Windows 8.1. There are NO SIGNS OF HESITATIONS at all at full screen resolution and 1080p! Unigine Heaven runs very well, with smooth displays…YouTube videos run very well…Audio synchronization is spot on.

    So cutting this quote in parts don’t understand the problem. Unigine Heaven is run on the Linux Desktop under Xen as Citrix test solution. So what that set is saying is Windows 8.1 and a Linux desktop VDA both work well to the thin client. Uniqine heaven is more likely to cause audio/video synchronization issuse under Linux than playing Youtube videos but under windows playing Youtube videos is more likely than Uniqine heaven to cause audio/video synchronization issues. So Citrix platform test software is the one most likely to break it.

    Sorry deafspy accusing me of picking out random lines to make a point then you go and do exactly the same thing. Citrix posts are know for being horible vague and requiring understanding of the Citrix test setup in fact to correctly read them.

    What you missed is big things. raspberry pi required changing the VDA software on the clients.

    With the release of XenDesktop/XenApp 7.6 FP3 and the new HDX Thinwire compatibility codec, we also had a codec that would perform efficiently on the Pi2 without the need for hardware accelerated plugins. This helps enable a full supported Linux Receiver on a $35 device.
    It in this paragraph you did not read Deaf Spy. So you cannot use your existing VDA images without updating then and use raspberry pi 2 and that applied to 3 as well. Yes in past doing a xen software update under windows 8.1 was in some cases simpler to recreate the complete VDA due to parts of the old application conflicting with the new.

    Yes 99 dollars for a raspberry pi 3 processor in a box pre installed with thin client software. Basically raspberry pi is becoming the entry level for thin-clients. This is kinda why it important that they do improve power effectiveness and do get to a decent nm.

  7. Deaf Spy says:

    Year, right.

    And, of course, a marvelous piece from your own source:
    “The new package installs and runs AMAZINGLY well on XenDesktop under Windows 8.1.”
    Tell us, Robert, do you actually read all of your sources? Or, do you pick out random lines just like Fifi?

  8. oiaohm says:

    Still leaves one large bug that the tech being used in power effectiveness is worse than using a mobile phone. This is why docking phones is considered so much.

    It has been the on going issue with thin clients. Yes better data security and on average better over all power usage but thin clients still being highly power wasteful. Compared to some of the thin-clients out their the raspberry pi 3 is newer and better but we do need something raspberry pi class made with at least mid range mobile/server grade production.

    Using a raspberry pi 3 as a thin client is still more power effective than turning an old school x86 cpu into a thin-client. Issue here with the old school PC is not the cpu nm but all the extra bits using power.

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