Great user experience is comprised of simplicity and performance. At Citrix we’re working hard to make our products as simple to use and as responsive as possible.From an end-user perspective, the ideal for which we’re striving is to become completely invisible. This means, simply, a user should not be able to tell if an application is delivered via XenApp or if it is installed natively on their device – there should be no discernible difference.
For example, users should be able to launch published applications from the Start Menu, via an icon on the Desktop or by asking Cortana to do it. If the user needs to interact with a local peripheral like a USB key, this should become available to the app instantly and without the need for any configuration. Also the performance of the application, like when you start the app or print from it, should be the same as a locally installed app.
In contrast, other vendors like VMware do not focus on end user experience as much….
Read the entire article here, Dare to Compare! Citrix XenApp vs. VMware Horizon – User Experience
via the fine folks at Citrix Systems, Inc.