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Apple Releases Remote Desktop 3 96

Dan Uricoli writes to tell us MacFixIt is reporting that today Apple computer has released remote desktop 3 " Some of the new or updated features include; a Remote Spotlight search, Dashboard widget, Curtain mode, user history reports, and more.
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Apple Releases Remote Desktop 3

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  • Heh (Score:2, Funny)

    by Moby Cock ( 771358 ) on Tuesday April 11, 2006 @01:35PM (#15107021) Homepage
    In a related story Microsoft announced that Windows Vista Remote Desktop will ship in 18 - 24 months.
  • by Winckle ( 870180 ) <> on Tuesday April 11, 2006 @01:54PM (#15107196) Homepage
    Yeah, slashdot has this great system, where you can click on special text called Hyperlinks which take you to a site with more detailed information than the Summary. Try it, linking is fun!
  • by bogie ( 31020 ) on Tuesday April 11, 2006 @01:57PM (#15107225) Journal
    "Don't want your admin tasks to be seen? No problem, turn on the new Curtain Mode to block the local user's view of their desktop. This is perfect when you're updating a public display."

    It would of course be fun to have a curtain drop on the user's screen. Fix what the user screwed up and then have the curtain and "house lights" go up with a ta-da! sound. The mystery of how IT performs its functions is safe.
  • by Onan ( 25162 ) on Tuesday April 11, 2006 @02:04PM (#15107285)
    Really? Sorry to hear that they serve you some gimped version of the page. The one they give me includes things like:

    Remote Spotlight search
    Leveraging the revolutionary Spotlight technology in Mac OS X Tiger, the new Remote Spotlight capability in Apple Remote Desktop 3 can perform lightning fast searches on remote client systems running Mac OS X v10.4 or later. Summary results for each client are updated instantly as results are returned. View details on results, or refine searches even further using additional qualifiers. Results can be viewed on remote client systems, copied back to your administrator system, or deleted.

    Dashboard widget
    Apple Remote Desktop 3 provides you with a new Dashboard widget that gives you an instant, at-a-glance view of the remote computers in your network. It's fully integrated with the Apple Remote Desktop administrative application, so a click on a particular computer will allow you to select and start working with any computer in the system.

    Curtain Mode
    For those times when you want your actions to be hidden from the end user, there's Curtain Mode. This allows you to block the view behind a virtual curtain, while retaining full control of the screen. It's perfect for those working on public-facing systems.

    I'll be here until about six, if there are any other pages you'd like me to copy and paste for you today.

  • by Bradee-oh! ( 459922 ) on Tuesday April 11, 2006 @04:35PM (#15108580)
    See Subject

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