The new Citrix Receiver for Linux 13.1 is ideal for thin clients and PCs using popular Linux distributions. Over the last few years Citrix has been focused on bringing the best performance for remote Windows apps and desktops even when accessed on low-power devices. Receiver for Linux 13.0 was a major milestone in the HDX SoC (System on a Chip) initiative.

Citrix now has the Platform Optimization SDK available for both x86 and ARM platforms. Various thin client OEMs and customers are leveraging the SDK and building end points with improved Citrix performance, enabling new use cases. The Virtual Channel SDK helps customers and partners add more features to the solution with Citrix. Also the self-service UI in Receiver for Linux can be customized in the same way as Receiver for web, as it is based on common technology.

Receiver for Linux 13.1 builds on this initiative, enhancing the security and robustness with XenApp and XenDesktop. Previously, Receiver for Linux supported smartcard authentication with Web Interface and StoreFront through browser-based access mode. This release of the Receiver for Linux supports Smartcard authentication to StoreFront from the native self-service UI and using the Storebrowse SDK, so now thin clients without a built-in browser can get smartcard authentication support. Receiver for Linux also supports PIN caching for smartcard so that you don’t have to enter the PIN twice while connecting to a Windows session. You can use the self-service UI or use the Storebrowse SDK behind your own UI for smartcard authentication.

Also in this release, the security of the solution is enhanced with support for SHA-2 encryption for all authentication methods.

Receiver for Linux always supported auto-client reconnect, which on network disruption automatically prompts for reconnection. In this release the connection robustness is improved further with Session Reliability support, which ensures the session isn’t disconnected and quickly recovers as soon as the network is back, to ensure continuity of work.

Citrix has built 64-bit authentication and enumeration components in Receiver, so now you can get the required prerequisites and use the self-service UI on 64-bit Linux distributions.

Receiver for Linux architecture enables the use of USB 3.0 devices at USB 2.0 speed. Try more devices and let us know how it works.

Administrators can now monitor and troubleshoot HDX sessions using HDX Insight and Director when Receiver for Linux 13.1 is used on the endpoint.

Upgrade your endpoints to this release and let us know how it works for you. If you’re a device vendor, get your device verified by Citrix Ready and listed on Citrix Ready Xchange Marketplace.