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Citrix Receiver based on HTML5 for Chromebooks Announced

Two weeks back at Google I/O 2011, Google unveiled the first Chromebooks, a new kind of computer built and optimized for people who live on the web.

“Chromebooks are fast, secure and easy to manage. With a monthly subscription that includes a Chromebook, a web-based management console and 24/7 support starting at $28 for businesses and $20 for schools, Chromebooks will delight users, reduce IT complexity and save money.”

Today, the search company informs that Citrix has announced the general availability of Citrix Receiver for Chromebooks, based on HTML5 standards.

“This’s great news for businesses and schools that want to take advantage of a modern browser-based operating system while preserving access to their existing desktop applications. At I/O for instance, we demonstrated Citrix Receiver running on Chromebooks and accessing a virtualized version of Adobe Photoshop right from the browser,” Google stated.

“Now Chromebook users cann’t only access the huge number of business web apps and browser-based applications behind the firewall, but through Citrix Receiver they can also access an exhaustive set of desktop apps. This means that organizations don’t have to repurchase or rewrite existing applications when moving to Chromebooks, and they can offer Chromebooks to a wider range of users,” added Google.

More Info: Cirtix Receiver

[Source: Citrix Press, Google Enterprise blog]

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