Apple Remote Desktop v. Timbuktu


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jan 8, 2002
Bakersfield, CA
Just wondering if anybody out there has had experiance with the current versions of both Timbuktu for OS X and Apples new Remote Desktop software. Just from the stuff on Apple's website, it looks like Remote Desktop will do just about everything Timbuktu will do. And except for the fact that Apple doesn't appear to sell individual licenses, the 10 license compaired to Timbuktu is a great price.

Can anybody compaire and contrast these two?


macrumors newbie
Mar 26, 2002
charleston, sc
It seems to me, by Apple's tech note on the product, that Remote Desktop is much more powerful. If I remember correctly, Timbucktu has the same limitations that VNC has (e.i., it is a process that the user launches AFTER logging in). Remote Desktop seems to be more like a real X client/server session, which provideds the ability to get into the system whether it is logged in or not ... I wonder if it passes of SSH or not?

-p :)


macrumors 65816
Jun 18, 2001
WestCost, USA

you can tunnel a x session through ssh with out any other applicatons. Its a little slow but its secure. I have not done it on a Mac but i have on Solaris and Linux. Im sure it works the same way.... its the same ssh after all.


macrumors 68020
Oct 28, 2001
Greensboro, NC
evildead i was just trying to figure out how to do that the other day. do you know the command line options to run a remote X session?? im really tired of howtos lately with my damn linux box. altho i do have a cool XDarwin install on my iBook now for shxts and giggles.