Chrome OS ready for enterprise with Citrix

Yesterday’s Chrome OS event yielded some significant details about Google’s upcoming entrance into the desktop and laptop market with their web and cloud based light-weight operating system. Chrome OS is already a “must try” piece of software for tinkerers, but Cloud printing and encrypted storage indicate that Chrome could be heading in another direction: business. But those aren’t the only enterprise-friendly bundled features. In addition to all the security that comes along with Google Apps, Chrome OS will have its own Citrix Receiver™ available in the Chrome Web Store.

Citrix allows for virtualization of Windows apps on other platforms and is used by nearly a quarter of a million businesses. This clarifies Linus Upson’s statement last week, when he said that “ChromeOS machines could immediately replace 60% of the Windows desktops in the corporate market.” Google OS may become a force to reckon with in the Citrix thin client market, primarily for Wyse. I have a feeling Chrome has more tricks up its virtual sleeve, and that 2011 could be one of the most interesting for Google news yet.

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Via Fortune

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