Apple Releases Remote Desktop 3

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    MacRumors

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    Apple announced the release of Apple Remote Desktop 3 today. The upgrade to the desktop-manangement software is now a universal application and comes with over 50 new features.


    New features include Spotlight searches across multiple Tiger systems, Automator tasks for administrators, AutoInstall, System Status Indicators, Power Copy, Remote Drag and Drop and more.

    The new version of Apple Remote Desktop is available nopw for $299 (10 systems) and $499 (unlimited).
     
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    Looks good to me ;)

    Universal, Tiger apps integration and remote OS updates great :)
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Great...

    The Tour on apples site is ok


    Does this show that final cut express is coming soon:rolleyes:
     
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    So long as it's faster than before. Managing computers in one building was fine, anything across town or across the country was ridiculously slow. :rolleyes:
     
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    Looks nice, doubt I'll need it just yet though.
     
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    Nice to see the red-headed Aperture stepchildren are still left out. :rolleyes:
     
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    iMeowbot

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    So there's no new functionality in this thing, just a gooey ssh alternative. That's nice, I guess. Meh.
     
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    They're probably waiting for the engineers to return from grief counselling after the arstechnica review was published.
     
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    Spotlight searches across multiple desktops - sounds useful!
     
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    Abstract

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    Ah, so that's why the Apple Store was closed.

    This answers that question, me thinks.
     
  11. macrumors member

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    This is a pretty exciting new version, with a lot of neat new features (autoinstall, curtain mode, remote drag and drop, and (my favorite) power copy, to name a few). However, there is one "feature" that may get overlooked, but that excites me the most - "brushed-metal-bgone"(tm). I'm glad Apple are consistently phasing brushed metal out. I believe the only Apple branded brushed metal programs left are Safari, Finder, iCal and iSync, major upgrades to which are generally made with or around the release of a new version of the OS itself.
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    why is it so expensive?
     
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    This is the fancy version. You can use VNC if you want a basic, free, solution.
     
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    Negative, you still got the pro video apps.

    But those will be taken car of in 2 weeks or less.
     
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    Time for you to celebrate this by heading to the International Ginger Kids Foundation ;)

    http://www.gingerkids.org/index.html
     
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    9:35am EST....
    Apple Store back up..... what a crock of ***** reason to take the whole store down on a Tuesday morning..... How many does Apple Remote Desktop really benefit? Maybe 15% of all Mac users, if that?????

    Where are the MacBook's to replace the iBooks???????

    Bastards.....
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    Don't forget Automator, QuickTime, Photo Booth, Address Book, Calculator, DVD Player, Font Book and iChat. There are still quite a few apps out there holding on to brushed metal for dear life.
     
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    And don't forget DVD Player, too. It have brush metal :p

    EDIT: ooops didn't see skymaXimus posted this before me! DARN!! :)
     
  19. macrumors member

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    Why vote this negative? Because its not the next wonder toy laptop? Glad to see some of these updates, though for most users VNC will work just ducky most of the time.
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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    I think RD3 looks pretty nice

    But I have zero need for such an application atm.
     
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    :eek: OK, I stand corrected, but in my defense I'd like to say that I don't use any of those.:eek: Anyway, all of them are part of OS X so I guess I'm not far off.
     
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    "Every day 1337 children are born with gingervitis in the United States alone"
    leet? :confused:
     
  23. macrumors 6502

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    Shouldn't this be free for a single client??.

    Windows comes with RDC for free. Correct me if i am wrong.

    Ta,
     
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    This pisses me off! They can put Remote Spotlight Search into their new product, but they can't include Spotlight searches of external servers in one of their software updates? GRRRR! :mad:
     
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    Yes because supporting the enterprise customers is always a bad move.
     

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