Tag: OS X

Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac

Earlier this November, Microsoft released an update to their popular Remote Desktop Connection client boasting new features such as network level and server authentication, resource redirection, monitor spanning and 32 bit color and font smoothing. While catching up on some 2006 blog posts I came across a Macworld article ( Microsoft updates Universal status of Mac apps ) confirming that Microsoft was also working on updating the Remote Desktop Connection client for the Mac:

Microsoft is also developing a new version of its Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) client software, which enables Mac users to access Windows PCs on their network. “The next version of RDC will be released as a fully supported free product and details on this release will be shared closer to launch,”

 For more information about the Remote Desktop Connection client for Windows computers check out Remote Desktop Connection 6.0 client update is available for download in the Microsoft Download Center

Mac OS X 10.4.8

New updates from Apple for Max OS X 10.4.8 that include general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for the following applications and technologies:

– Connecting to wireless networks using the EAP-FAST protocol
– Apple USB modem reliability
– Using OpenType fonts in Microsoft Word
– Compatibility with 3rd party USB hubs
– Scanner performance
– RAW camera support
– Printing documents with Asian language names
– Performance of the Translation widget
– Broadband network performance
– Security updates

Boot Camp

Macs do Windows. Well at least that’s what Boot Camp, a new beta application from Apple is supposed to allow users to do. The long awaited ability to run Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac.

I was speaking with a colleague on how I thought that this might end up helping Microsoft more in the long run, especially since most Windows XP based computers typically don’t have the same attractive form factor or design of Apple hardware. The counter-argument posed by my colleague was that the attractions are typically based on the advantages one is seeking. So if the form factor or design of Apple hardware is not a primary factor then my statement has no validity. Anyways, I’m not in a position to try Boot Camp, since inspite of my primary computer being a Power Mac G5 – it is not using an Intel processor.

Does anyone know if it’s possible to mount an NTFS partition? I’m really skeptical on whether it’ll be possible to share files between the two operating systems. Suggestions?