Thursday, April 14, 2011

Remote Desktop to Windows from Mac

I've been doing a lot of remote desktoping lately from my Mac. A lot of remote desktoping. Windows has great support for Remote Desktop, but the Remote Desktop client for Mac leaves some to be desired. And this is where I've been using CoRD.

CoRD is a free open source Windows remote desktop client. It has presets for multiple computers, or the same computer just with different settings such as resolution. I find this handy for when I'm using my laptop with it's built-in display or an external display, or remote when the connection is a bit slower.

The user interface is pretty good but I would change some things if it were up to me. The only lacking feature is audio isn't sent to the client but that isn't a big deal. There's also a bug when entering full screen mode on a second monitor. But other than that, if you remote desktop from a Mac then I highly suggest CoRD.

2 comments:

Thom Gerdes said...

> CoRD is a free open source Windows remote desktop client.
[snip]
> The user interface is pretty good but I would change some things if it were up to me.

;-) I know it's not that simple, but just sayin'.

Chris Bensen said...

Hey Thom. I thought of that after I wrote that too. Time. Time is the other variable.

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