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What is Citrix?

Simply put, Citrix Metaframe allows you to run applications you have at work from anywhere in the world or on your local area network (LAN).

You have real time access to run your applications as fast as if you are in the office. It does not matter if you're using a dialup modem, DSL, ISDN, or T1 to access citrix remotely.

How does Citrix work?

We begin with either an enhanced version of Windows NT 4.0 (Terminal Server Edition) or Windows 2000 with Terminal Services Installed.

Then, we add Citrix Metaframe. This product allows multiple users to run multiple applications on the Citrix Server at the same time. When you run applications on the Citrix Server the screen shots are sent to your computer and, in return, your keyboard input and mouse movements are sent to the Citrix Server.

How much bandwidth does it take?

The average connection uses 10K to 20K of bandwidth per connection. Hence, a 28K dial-up modem is enough to access a Citrix Server.

What kind of operating system can I use to access Citrix?

DOS, Windows (Thin Client), Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Unix, and Macintosh.

How fast of a computer do I need to access Citrix?

Virtually any personal computer can access Citrix (e.g., 386 to Pentium 4). In fact, it does not matter how fast your computer is, it will run with virtually the same speed on Citrix.

How do you get additional information about Citrix? 

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