XDCMP / RDP compatibility for MacOS X


Macs give me a woody! My office is planning to move towards Thin Clients and since I'm in charge I was thinking about the iMac .. Its affordable and it now runs MacOS x .. if there is an XDCMP (X for Unix), and an RDP (Remote Display Protocol - Micro$oft) for MacOSx - it would make the perfect solution for me...

Here's what I have found out so far...

There are a number of XDCMP clients that are commercially available for MacOSx - but I don't feel like shelling out another $500 per machine - that's too much money.

http://www.xfree86.org - XFree86 now has a version of X for Darwin. This shows promise and there are already patches out to allow you to run X simultaneously with Aqua - Way Cool!

I haven't been able to find *ANY* commercial RDP clients for MacOS X .. If anyone knows of one, let me know.

I have found an RDP client for unix however .. with the source code available http://www.rdesktop.org ... Perhaps a port could be made (easily?)

If anybody could offer some insight ... Appreciated..
You can try compiling rdesktop. I'm not going to port it since I've got other projects on the shelf (unless you pay me).

Have you considered VNC instead?
If you want a commercial java-based terminal services client, check out www.hobsoft.com - they specialize in this stuff. I have used their HOB Link software, which works well. Of course, rdesktop will compile for Mac OS X without a problem. There is a related forum on here about that, which shows you how to change some key mappings. By the way, I can't seem to get rdesktop to run just by typing "rdesktop" at the command line. I need to go to the directory it's in and then type ./rdesktop to get it to run. How do I get it to run without going to its directory?