Mac version of remote desktop?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by murdoc158, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. murdoc158 macrumors regular

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    My laptop is quickly dying. I would love to get a ibook or powerbook, but my wife needs to connect over our network to a PC with remote desktop. Now if I could afford a macbook I could run bootcamp and use remote desktop that way. Is there anything out there that I can use or am I stuck getting a crappy Dell or Toshiba laptop?
     
  2. hanschien macrumors 6502

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    Remote Desktop Connection for Mac
    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/otherproducts/otherproducts.aspx?pid=remotedesktopclient
     
  3. murdoc158 thread starter macrumors regular

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    CoRD is a better option IMO, it's a Universal Binary, it's lighter weight, and it can connect to more than one computer at a time.
     
  5. murdoc158 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know what the MAC specs are for either program? If I end up getting an ibook I believe it had OS 10.3 installed on it. Will either of these programs run on Tiger?
     
  6. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Web sites for software will always list their requirements. Right on the front page for CoRD:

    "Note: this release requires Mac OS X 10.4."

    Looks like you're out of luck there. On Microsoft's site:

    "Operating system: Mac OS X version 10.2.8 or later"

    Looks like you'll have to use MS's solution.
     

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