RUMOR: Apple wraps up development of Apple Remote Desktop 3

“The development of Apple Computer’s next-generation remote desktop management software, Apple Remote Desktop 3.0, is complete,”Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider. “The major update… is expected to deliver about a dozen prime features such as an AutoInstall function, network copy and paste, and remote Spotlight search capabilities… Usually reliable sources are reporting that the software package has adopted at least one new gizmo: a Dashboard widget.”

“The new widget will reportedly allow administrators to select a client machine from a list and observe it in the Dashboard environment,” Jade reports. “Sources have suggested Apple could release the software soon. Alternatively, the company may decide to withhold the release until it unveils its next-generation operating system, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.”

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  1. I’ve been a little confused as to the nature of this software… I thought that I could access my Mac at home, say from my PowerBook, if I know its IP address. Or is this something on a more grander scale like if I had an office full of computers?

  2. Remote Desktop was uber-cool when we called it -NXHost.

    Apple/NeXT, WTF did you take out NXHosting for people who could use the shell? I’ve been drinking the Kool Aid since 1985, and I’ll never forgive this munge.

    On the updise, just got an old rev A Mini for $379. Gonna overclock the snot from it and put it (along with a 17″ LCD) in a NeXT monitor enclosure to be a NeXT-iMac.

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