Citrix

Citrix is the cross-platform competitor to 's Terminal Services. Its ICA protocol (TCP over port 1494) is allegedly lighter and more performant than , but if you ask me, it isn't that hot in terms of user experience.

You see, a standard install is usually crawling with IE-specific junk to allegedly make it easier to launch applications, and you're usually better off using the ICA connection manager and configuring connections by hand - and not using the browser at all.

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Notes:

  • The client (version 7.0) only installs properly under an administrative account - in the sense that it doesn't even know how to ask for the administrative password and bombs out. It has no provision for a system tray/notification area or support for seamless windows.
  • The client supports seamless windows in , but it requires some tweaking and careful reading of the documentation (it is also buggy, but tolerably so).

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