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rdesktop

rdesktop

rdesktop is an open source client for Windows Terminal Services, capable of natively speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present the user's Windows desktop.

Supported servers include Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows NT Server 4.0.

Unlike Citrix ICA, no server extensions are required.

The software has also been integrated into several thin client Linux distributions like Thinstation, as well as some thin client appliances.

 rdesktop 1.8.0

Price
Free to download

Size
0.3MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
rdesktop team

Website
www.rdesktop.org

System Requirements
kernel 2.X or better
XFree86

Support Sites:
Mailing Lists, SourceForge Project Page

Selected Reviews:
SourceForge.net

Features include:

  • 8/15/16/24-bit colour connections
  • Bitmap caching
  • File system, audio, serial port and printer port redirection
  • Stream compression and encryption
  • Automatic authentication
  • Smartcard support
  • RemoteApp like support called "seamless" mode via SeamlessRDP
  • Several methods of full screen operation
  • Custom screen resolutions
  • Mappings for most international keyboards

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