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CaptSaltyJack 04-27-2007 02:13 PM

Don't get the difference beween Apple Remote Desktop and.. er.. Apple Remote Desktop
 
OK, so OS X Tiger has this thing under 'Sharing'.. Apple Remote Desktop. If I enable it, and turn on the "allow users to connect to this computer with a password".. then a VNC server is enabled, and I can use UltraVNC to connect to the Mac.

Yet.. Apple sells this $300 solution called Apple Remote Desktop. I don't get it. It seems to already be included with OS X. So what's the difference?

knightlie 04-27-2007 02:56 PM

Apple Remote Desktop seems to be a client and administration package for installing software remotely and things. You seem to get more features than just a VNC client.

christm 04-27-2007 03:25 PM

i think the apple remote desktop is for more pro people. but for home users or small businesses VNC is fine.

Aptmunich 04-27-2007 03:32 PM

ARD offers features such as drag and drop file transfers, multiple remote installations, snappier performance than VNC, etc. etc.

For most private users, VNC is probably sufficient... if you use remote connections daily or have more than 1 Mac, you might want to look into ARD.

iRye 04-27-2007 06:29 PM

I have ARD - it's awesome, delivers very good performance.

giulio 04-27-2007 07:24 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Attached are the things you can do with ARD.

dtravis7 04-27-2007 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by giulio (Post 381382)
Attached are the things you can do with ARD.

What version is that of ARD?

giulio 04-27-2007 07:40 PM

The latest I think, I don't rem where I got that screen grab from...

CaptSaltyJack 04-27-2007 09:36 PM

ARD is probably overkill for me. I just want to be able to connect to my home Mac from work (Windows machine) to check email and such.


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