Windows 7 on a Raspberry Pi?

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How about running Windows 7 on a £29 Raspberry Pi? Well you can’t (yet) but Citrix have have got XenDesktop running on the Pi so you can use Windows 7 on the board. It’s a great example of the technology and has some interesting implications for low cost buisness computing in the future.

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About the author Ian Dixon:
Founder of The Digital Lifestyle.com and host of The Digital Lifestyle Show. Started podcasting in 2005, Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP. Lover of gadgets from the Raspberry Pi to the iPad, Android to Windows 8. Also a massive motor racing fan
  • simonlaycock

    I’ve never really used Linux much, and I’ve struggled a bit with my Pi, but tonight I got rdesktop working very nicely across the internet to a 2003 Terminal Server at school. It’s a very viable option as a thin client fas far as I can see, and all you need is a stack of £5 SD cards ready to slot in if anything goes wrong. It was miles quicker than the Pi itself for using Office applications and web browsing.

    • http://thedigitallifestyle.com Ian Dixon

      I am going to try and get rdp working next, did you have to compile a package?

      • simonlaycock

        Well, I’d already installed Synaptic Package Manager using apt-get, so from there it’s just a case of searching for rdesktop and installing it. For the sake of ease I also installed grdesktop which provides a nice graphical way of setting all the switches like user, IP, display size etc. For someone who has barely used Linux it was a doddle. Now if I can just get the Pi to play an MP3 I’ll be happy!