The Citrix Receiver for Linux provides users with access to resources published on XenApp or XenDesktop servers. It combines ease of deployment and use, and offers quick, secure access to applications, content, and virtual desktops. Users can connect to resources published on XenApp servers using either individual ICA connections or, if using Citrix XenApp, predefined ICA connection configurations from servers running the Web Interface. Users can also connect to virtual desktops provided by XenDesktop, enabling them to use those virtual desktops as if they were connecting to a local Windows desktop.
- HDX 3D Pro. HDX 3D Pro provides the following enhancements for users connecting to hosted desktops:
Note: HDX 3D Pro is supported only on Linux x86 distributions.
- New decoder for HDX 3D Pro Graphics. A new graphics processing unit (GPU) codec for deep compression is included in Receiver to receive 3D professional graphics over low bandwidths. GPU-encoded data can be decoded using either the CPU or a VAAPI-compatible GPU on the user device. For more information, see the XenDesktop documentation.
- Multi-monitor support. HDX 3D Pro supports user devices with multiple monitors. Users have the freedom to arrange their monitors in any configuration they choose and can mix monitors with different resolutions and orientations. The number of monitors is limited only by the capabilities of the server’s GPU and the available bandwidth.
- HDX MediaStream Flash Redirection. Enables Adobe Flash content to play locally on user devices, providing users with high definition audio and video playback, without increasing bandwidth requirements.
Note: HDX MediaStream Flash Redirection is supported only on 32-bit Ubuntu and Fedora distributions.
- HDX RealTime Webcam Video Compression. HDX RealTime provides a webcam video compression option to improve bandwidth efficiency and latency tolerance during video conferencing.
- Changes to USB support installation. USB support is now provided as a separately installable package. Install USB support after installing Receiver, if required.
- Support for changing expired passwords. Receiver supports the ability for users to change their expired passwords. Prompts appear for users to enter the required information.
- Improved smart card support. Receiver now supports using smart card authentication to log on to Windows 7 hosted desktops.
- ALSA sound subsystem support. Receiver now supports the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) subsystem, allowing users to listen to audio from more than a single source when connected to hosted applications or desktops.