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f1_power
11th April 2006, 10:48 PM
Just saw on Apple.com website ARD 3 is now released!

http://www.apple.com/remotedesktop/

I like the look of some of the new features like the Application Usage reports and Virtual Curtain Mode.

mechcon
11th April 2006, 10:56 PM
oooooh... :P

disgust
11th April 2006, 11:00 PM
i find Chicken of the VNC excellent value.
But ist good to see apple trying to improve & fine tune their products

iSlayer
11th April 2006, 11:03 PM
Originally posted by disgust@Apr 11 2006, 11:00 PM
i find Chicken of the VNC excellent value.
But ist good to see apple trying to improve & fine tune their products
id say Chicekn of the VNC and remote desktop are 2 very different products
Remote desktop is ALOT more advanced.its more then just a vnc client/server

cbennie
11th April 2006, 11:11 PM
can anyone see what the upgrade options are? I only 'upgraded' to ARD 2 (.2?) last year and Apple (to my disgust) made our school fork out the same dollars to pay for it as an organisation buying it for the first time......ie - not so much an upgrade as a 'buy it all over again'. I'm darned if I'm going to pay for ARD a third time!!!!!!!

f1_power
11th April 2006, 11:18 PM
Don&#39;t get started on Apple upgrade pricing schemes - we will be here for years..... <_<

Disko
11th April 2006, 11:29 PM
I&#39;m stoked with this release - i&#39;ll certainly be adding it to the recommended software list for my work.

El Guardo
11th April 2006, 11:51 PM
I wonder if there&#39;s any significance (http://www.apple.com/remotedesktop/remoteassistance.html) to winxp.apple.com? It&#39;s not working at the moment but....

nard
12th April 2006, 08:12 AM
This release looks absolutely dreamy. I would, however, like to know more about the security measures in place to protect some of these features, especially Remote Spotlight. Does anyone else have concerns?

nard
12th April 2006, 08:18 AM
Originally posted by El Guardo@Apr 11 2006, 11:51 PM
I wonder if there&#39;s any significance (http://www.apple.com/remotedesktop/remoteassistance.html) to winxp.apple.com? It&#39;s not working at the moment but....
:lol:

Yeah, seriously though, it&#39;s the hostname that they gave to a Windows test system on their domain so that they could demonstrate it. It could just as easily said suselinux.apple.com or solaris.apple.com. Get the idea?

El Guardo
12th April 2006, 10:25 AM
Quieten down nard. I&#39;m trying to start my first ever Apple rumour... ;)

jerrah
12th April 2006, 10:25 AM
I just want to control one other machine remotely, it&#39;d be nice if Apple at a cheaper alternative for my purposes...

Otherwise I&#39;ll go looking for chickens. ...

nard
12th April 2006, 10:46 AM
Originally posted by El Guardo@Apr 12 2006, 10:25 AM
Quieten down nard. I&#39;m trying to start my first ever Apple rumour... ;)
:ph34r: Doh&#33; :P

Ben™
14th April 2006, 12:31 PM
Well I got my hands on it yesterday. I have to say, I&#39;m quite impressed by the Spotlight search. Very handy for when I want a file that&#39;s at home and I&#39;m elsewhere.

The only downside to it is that you really need a decent connection at both ends.
I&#39;m controlling my Mini at home from my iBook at my parent&#39;s place, but the image of the Mini&#39;s screen downloads a tad slow, especially when the dock is magnified.

This is really worth the money, for sure.