Windows 7 on a Raspberry Pi (sort of)

Microsoft Windows, you say? Love it or hate it, some of you are stuck with having to use it, thanks to decisions made higher up the tree at work. As you probably know, the Raspberry Pi can’t run Windows – but the guys at Citrix have come up with a third way.

This video shows Citrix’s XenDesktop remote desktop running a Windows 7 virtual desktop session. Run a bunch of instances of Windows on your server, push the displays out to many Raspberry Pis, and you’ve got a cheap way of getting Windows onto desks at work, without having to fork out for a full-cost PC. We’re beginning to understand that there are ways to lower the cost of ownership using a Raspberry Pi even for businesses which aren’t prepared to switch over entirely to open-source software – neat, isn’t it?