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Use HOBLink to connect to Windows servers Apps
I don't remember seeing this app mentioned here and I think many might find it really useful. It is a java based application for connecting to a Windows Terminal server. Make sure you download the "for unix" version without Java VM, it contains only one file install.bin, execute it from the shell as
This will bring up a java based installer and after that it is easy. I didn't test it very extensively but managed to connect to Win machine in a first attempt and it looked fine and relatively fast (faster than VNC) on my Lombard. For more info visit the HOB web site.

[Editor's note: I'm unable to test this app, as I have no access to a Win2K server. It's a commercial package with a try-before-you buy eval that has no functional (only time) limitations -- which I applaud. If you need this connectivity, HOBLink may be a solution for you.]
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Works like a charm
Authored by: ptejad on Nov 16, '01 04:57:14PM

I just downloaded the Mac OS classic, and Generic UNIX versions. They installed effortlessly on both Mac OS and Mac OS X. I had them connected to a W2k terminal server in under 3 minutes after download.

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Me Too
Authored by: ComputerX on Jan 07, '02 02:28:56AM

Pretty sweet.

The OSX version did not autosize the window. No big deal.

"Option" is mapped to Alt and "Option-Click" is the right click, which I found odd.

I just did this a few minutes ago. Less than 15 minutes from the time I heard about it to having it running. And I installed OS X for the first time three days ago.

The only downside is the price, $143. But if it does all the things listed at it is more than worth it.

I will post again once I have given it a good workout.


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Me Three
Authored by: greglittlefield on Jun 24, '02 02:47:04PM

I have to admit, $140 is a bit much for a TS client. I, too, was able to get it up and going in under 5 minutes, but the cost doesn't really encourage me to get it. I'd love to have it on my Wallstreet PB to use for client and office servers because it does work much better than VNC, but when you compare the prices of HOBlink and VNC, it's not hard to choose.


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Me Three - one
Authored by: silicondiode on Jun 25, '02 11:26:25PM

if you're running XDarwin/Fink try grabbing RDesktop. it offers the same ability to log into a Terminal Server, the only drawback being you have to run it in an XDarwin session. i'm thinking about deploying this for clients in lieu of MS providing an X compatible Outlook for Exchange client.

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Use HOBLink to connect to Windows servers
Authored by: jaxon on Mar 06, '03 02:31:01PM

Micro$oft has released it's own. No cost, closed source.

Remote Desktop Connection Client 1.0.1 for Mac allows you to connect to a Windows-based computer and work with programs and files on that computer from your Macintosh computer.

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