New "Insider" Citrix Website Claims to know Citrix's Plans

A new website called CitrixSucks.net popped up last week.

A new website called CitrixSucks.net popped up last week. Ordinarily this would be no big deal. However, the editors of that site are making some pretty bold claims about Citrix's iForum plans. If these claims come true (which we'll know in 72 hours), this will certainly be a site to watch. (Of course Citrix doen't take too kindly to other people using their trademarks, so I would imagine it won't be too long before this site disappears.)

Specically, CitrixSucks.net is claiming that:

  • Citrix will announce and make available Presentation Server 4 for attendees. This will be a technical pre-release, and not supported as a production build, but will be PS4.
  • Citrix will announce a new strategy for the way they handle feature releases and service packs. Feature releases will disappear, replaced entirely by version upgrades.
  • Citrix will rename the product to resell it as a completely new release.
  • Citrix will change their hotfix and patch rollup methodology.  In addition to their random patches, they'll release roll-up patches every quarter that have more emphasis on change control. They will incorporate all patches released that quarter, and also include explicit information as to what hotfixes are replaced by newer versions.

Like I said, I have no idea if this information is any good, but we'll find out soon enough. CitrixSucks.net has been registered via an anonymous proxy registrar and is on a server hosted by Bellsouth.net. I found out about it via an anonymous email from the proprietor.

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This message was originally posted by Brad Guss on October 4, 2004
A little patch management improvement would be very welcome from Citrix. New version branding for feature releases now? Someone there at iForum take out the Citrix marketing dept, get them drunk, and then loose them somewhere.
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This message was originally posted by David Teague on October 4, 2004
Looks like they were right on a few things... but now the site is down... at least for me.
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This message was originally posted by on October 4, 2004
It appears the Forum section is still open. http://www.citrixsucks.net/portal/forum/default.asp
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on October 4, 2004
Short life...rename and reopen...and make more predictions. ;P
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This message was originally posted by Some Guy on October 4, 2004
PS4 will be available soon. And yes he is correct that their will be no FR any more, just major upgrades. But this info was under a heavy NDA. Know about this for a few months now.
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on October 4, 2004
I believe the third bullet point was not targeted at a specific product, but rather speaks to the citr!x trend of renaming their products and then selling them like they're fresh. Something that, at least to me, just smacks of a greasy used car sales technique.
for example..
CSG -> MSG
Metaframe -> Presentation Server
NFUSE -> Web Interface
(And most recently) Feature Releases -> Product Versions

It's all about the benjamins. Marketing gimps have an easier time selling PS4 (supposedly a new product) than they do PS3 FR1 (same product with some perks). That's why the product development cycle for PS4 was so short. The base product code is already there. .. At least in one guy's opinion. :-)

Also, as mentioned above, I'm thinking that this isn't the last we've heard from these guys. If anything, this flash in the pan has brought light to a vacumn in the SBC industry. If it's not citrixsucks.net, it will be someone else.

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This message was originally posted by A wild and crazy guy on October 5, 2004
It's available now. The TP is being given to i-forum attendees this week.
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on October 4, 2004
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This message was originally posted by Some Guy on October 5, 2004
PS4 will be available in 6 Months (May 2005), according to insiders. The TP will be availabe soon (Before 2005). P.S: Don't expect PS4 to 'blow you away'.
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on October 5, 2004
Why call the site CitrixSucks, should be CitrixKicksAss based on the bullet points, each point out good ideas. Say things like, MPS costs to much, no tech support without paying big $$$, or SE recieve low pay and crappy benefits. Then it would make sense.
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on October 6, 2004
OK, CITRIXSUCKS.NET is registered with GoDaddy.com, i.e. no info.
However, there is another one:
CITRIXSUCKS.COM
Registrant:
BAWANY, MUHAMMAD IMRAN **
(MXB1125)
5227 Monroe St.
Skokie, IL 60077
US
Phone: 847-679-4195
Fax: 123 123 1234

Domain Name: CITRIXSUCKS.COM

Administrative Contact :
BAWANY, MUHAMMAD IMRAN **
(MXB1125)
imran_bawany@hotmail.com
5227 Monroe St.
Skokie, IL 60077
US
Phone: 847-679-4195
Fax: 123 123 1234

Technical Contact :
Network Solutions, LLC. (HOST-ORG)
customerservice@networksolutions.com
13200 Woodland Park Drive
Herndon, VA 20171-3025
US
Phone: 1-888-642-9675
Fax: 571-434-4620

Record expires on 25-Oct-2005
Record created on 25-Oct-2000
Database last updated on 29-Jun-2004

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This message was originally posted by Citrix on October 6, 2004
That's funny. Citrix is not growing, they are living on renewals. It's about time someone stepped up to the plate to air some of their dirty laundry!
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on October 14, 2004
The site is back up with 'thebird.JPG' as the most prominent design element. Anybody recognize The BirdMan?
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This message was originally posted by Some Guy on October 4, 2004
PS4 will be available soon. And yes he is correct that their will be no FR any more, just major upgrades. But this info was under a heavy NDA. Know about this for a few months now.
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