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05 August 2009, 10:10

CoRD remote desktop client 0.5 released

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CoRD 0.5 connected to a Window 7 computer.
Zoom CoRD 0.5 connected to a Window 7 computer.
Following two years of development, the CoRD developers have announced the release of version 0.5 of their Mac OS X remote desktop client for Microsoft Windows computers. CoRD is based on rdesktop and uses Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), also known as Terminal Services. The latest release of CoRD includes several bug fixes and new features.

As its rdesktop core has been upgraded to 1.6.0, CoRD 0.5 now features support for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Server 2008. Users can now set default connection settings for new servers, set HotKeys for saved sessions and add custom screen resolutions in the Preferences window. In addition to initial support for IPv6 and creating connections from the command line, experimental support for disk and printer forwarding has been added. Localisations have been removed for this release, however, they will be back in 0.5.1. The developers note that CoRD 0.5 no longer supports Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. Tiger users are advised to use version 0.4.3 (direct download).

More details about the release can be found in the release announcement and in the change log. CoRD 0.5 is available to download for 32 and 64-bit versions of Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 from SourceForge. CoRD is released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv2).


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