The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Microsoft: Universal Binary Remote Desktop Connection On the Way

Microsoft: Universal Binary Remote Desktop Connection On the Way

by , 10:35 AM EDT, July 17th, 2007

Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection client has been a mainstay tool for Mac users that need to access Windows PCs from their computer, but performance on Intel-based Macs isn't all that great since the application was written for Apple's older PowerPC-based machines. That's about to change because Microsoft is preparing to release a Universal Binary version of RDC the last week of July.

The current version of RDC, version 1.0.3, will run on Intel-based Macs, but along with poor performance, it can't print documents from Windows applications to Mac printers -- a feature that does work on PowerPC-based Macs. It does, however, support accessing Windows desktops, copy and paste, and running Windows applications remotely from Apple's latest Macs.

Remote Desktop Connection is free, and available for download at the Microsoft Web site. Microsoft is tracking the status of the pending beta release on the Mac Mojo blog.

  

Recent Headlines - Updated November 24th

Mon,9:30 AM
Sponsor: MacX DVD Ripper Pro Giveaway
9:12 AM
Apple Launches Apps for (RED) Campaign for World AIDS Day
Sat,10:30 AM
iPhoneography 101: Essential iPhone Camera Apps
Fri,6:57 PM
Apple Makes ‘Things for iPad’ Free for a Week
6:47 PM
Judge Approves Apple iBooks $450 Million Antitrust Settlement
5:54 PM
100 AA and 52 AAA Duracell Batteries for $59.99 [Extended]
5:18 PM
Use a PDF to See How Big Apple Watches Really Are
4:45 PM
Why Every Estimate for Apple Watch Sales in 2015 is Completely Wrong
4:30 PM
‘Kingdom Rush Origins’ Tower Defender Released for iPhone and iPad
1:42 PM
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-11-21
11:53 AM
Google Agrees to Settlement in Rockstar Patent Infringement Fight
9:44 AM
Apple Blocks Outdated Flash Players Over Security Issues [Update]
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!