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iRAPP merges Mac apps into Windows

updated 09:45 am EDT, Fri September 14, 2007

iRAPP merges Mac, PC

Code Rebel has debuted with iRAPP 1.0, a program that lets PC owners run applications residing on their Mac systems. Users can choose to see fused, Mac-only or PC-only desktops, with the former two displaying both Mac OS X icons and the Menu Bar. Text and images can be copied between the two operating systems, and iRAPP also grants access to any peripherals that might be attached to a Mac. Users are further able to access multiple accounts on a single Mac, and multiple Macs hooked up to a network; these can be assigned to separate screens on multi-monitor PCs. On the PC side, Windows 2000, XP or Vista is required; Macs must be running Mac OS X 10.4.8 or higher, installed on iMacs, Mac minis, MacBooks or Mac Pros. iRAPP costs $80.




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  1. Rezzz

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    their product icon

    makes me cringe, shudder, wince, blink, cringe, wince, wince and finally ... laugh.

  1. blueworld77

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    tested it, it does more!

    I tested the software, and guess what it allows multiple Windows machines to access one OSX system at the same time. It actually brings a terminal system to live with iRAPP on the OSX sys.

    I was able to connect 3 PC's at the same time to my Mac Mini. I created 3 separate accounts on my Mac, and had no problems. Amazing. Hope they do a mac to mac and mac to PC solution too.

  1. Herod

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    seriously

    what is that logo? was it done in macpaint?

  1. J55

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    VNC

    Prior to investing in this software (if these are features you are looking for) do a Google search for "VNC". Often freely available and often does the same thing.

  1. growlf

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    VNC (no)

    Usually I would agree with j55's post on similar products, but if you take a look at this, its not VNC. It's more of a "VNC with Coherence/Unity mode" for Windows - which is really kinda cool.

    It also appears to actually give you multiple simultaneous login sessions under Mac OS X. You *could* do that with fast user switching, but this appears to make it completely transparent, and THATS cool.

    Of course, I haven't even installed the software yet, so maybe my expectations are too high :P

  1. bradyrw

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Does not work w/o Monitor

    If you have a Mac Pro or a Mac mini you must have a monitor connected to the MAC systems for iRAPP to work. I would say a huge con

  1. blueworld77

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    iRAPP Terminal Server 1.4

    Pretty cool http://bit.ly/XL9dv | they added RDP Protocol Support - which now allows WinAdmin to connect via iPhone, or Microsoft RDP Client ( Mac to Mac ) ...

  1. smith01

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    BEWARE

    I read an article on wikipedia about the iRapp designer that makes me very concerned. Since its on wikipedia I doubt that its incorrect. The designer once "created" a product called cherryOS that ran into legal issues for ripping off an open source product. Take a look for yourself and make your own decision. Who knows what he's up to now.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CherryOS

  1. blueworld77

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    BS

    iRAPP has been used by companies for almost 3 years now, so sorry but after the cultofmac article - plenty evil searchers tried to find any open source code in iRAPP - no luck. It is original! So Mr Smith, clearly you want to destroy a reputation, and maybe you are the person who added such nice content to wikipedia to begin with. Get your facts right before you accuse legit companies of wrong doing.

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