Macbook Air 11 2GB and Citrix

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by d0ct00r, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    My first post here.

    My company is deploying Citrix as a mechanism for staff to access corporate applications on their own devices.

    Does anyone have any experience of whether the base Macbook Air 11 (the one with 2GB of RAM) have any issues running Citrix.

    How memory hungry is it?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't tried Citrix but I have played about with VMWare and an XP VM on my old(ish) MacBook that has 2GB. It was slow and I think the 2GB part was the problem since the MacBook has a faster processor than the Dell laptop. The XP image itself was dimensioned around a Dell laptop with 2GB........

    I'm actually surprised that three years down the line, Apple still provides a 2GB option!
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Citrix isnt very memory hungry at all as it is connecting you to a server in your companny's data center. It would be as memory hungry as say Remote Desktop or VNC. Which uses very little memory.

    So you should be fine.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    works without problems for me. I routinely use it for remote access to our corporate network.

    Regards

    Kev
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    I give myself a minus vote.......
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the information, I appreciate it and hopefully it will work ok for me
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know if that will help, but on my 2011 11" base model mba (64gb ssd with 2gb ram) I played warcraft 3 with 15 fps on Parallels with windows xp.

    Parallels virtualizes the windows environment without problems on my 2gb machine (when not playing games of course, but 15 fps on a virtual machine isn't that bad either).
     
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    Beanoir

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    Are you running Citrix (or equiv) in OSX or will you be required to run it in a Windows environment? The two options will mean 2 very different answers to your question.
     

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