Symantec Releases PcAnywhere 12.0 for OS X

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  1. Kelmon macrumors 6502a

    Kelmon

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    In case anyone has need for remote desktop software within a Windows environment (and VNC doesn't cut it) or needs PcAnywhere, MacUpdate is showing that Symantec have released PcAnywhere 12.0 with Mac OS X support.

    Licenses seem to cost $199.99 and there's no Intel Mac support yet. Still, it's good to see another major enterprise application (for some people, at least) now offering OS X support.
     
  2. strydr macrumors 6502

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    Finally!!
    Now all I need is Visio to get ported over, and I can give the company-supplied Dell back, and just carry my powerbook!
     
  3. janey macrumors 603

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    have you checked out omnigraffle? doesn't quite have the full-featuredness of visio, but it is macosx native (plus is universal) and has support for visio import/export. there's also conceptdraw as well, i haven't tried though ;(
     
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  5. strydr macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the tip. I have used conceptdraw before, but it wasn't what I was looking for. I had to jump through hoops to get it to import a visio file correctly, so I gave up on it. I've seen omnigraffle (was bundled on one of my Mac's), but never used it. I just Downloaded the latest, and will give it a try. Thanks again.
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Agreed. Timbukutu Pro originated on the Mac before there was a pcAnywhere. It was ported to Windows, giving Mac and Windows users the ability to remotely control each other's computers. It is still going strong. Although I belive that it is all to the good that Symantec has ported its formerly Windows-only utility to the Mac, we should support those developers who have been with us all along.
     
  7. strydr macrumors 6502

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    I'm all for supporting developers of Apple software, if Timbuktu would support connecting to a PC Anywhere session, I'd use it. 2 of my largest customers use PC Anywhere exclusively, so I'm stuck with it. For my personel use, I like KDX to connect to my remote machines.
     
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    How about educating your clients about possible alternatives? As for connecting to a pcAnywhere session, I would not dismiss the idea until I tested it to see if it works.
     
  9. strydr macrumors 6502

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    Well, I'm a little fish in the pool of Trader Joe's, so I have no persuasion with them :(. I will test out Timbuktu though, I've used it before (as a trial) and liked it, but didn't have a use for it then. Now might be a different story..
     

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