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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-08-2011, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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I know Google announced they will have a remote desktop feature, does anyone know if it will be available at launch? I will need to remote desktop to my work computers for a trip in mid July and I would love to use a Chromebook.
Would LogMeIn work? I think there are OS specific installers, so I guess not. Any other ways to do it with Chormebook?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-08-2011, 03:50 PM
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Unfortunately LogMeIn requires either ActiveX or Java, neither of which you're going to find on the Chromebook.
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I don't believe that feature will be available at launch. Probably with one of their updates.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 05:26 PM
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Would other sites like "GoToMyPC" work?
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I think that if ChromeOS will support a good Remote Desktop App of some sort that it will be an even bigger success! It'd allow a Chromebook to run anything that's not currently cloud accessible, from your desktop, on the go!
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Take a look at Ericom AccessNow HTML5 RDP Client - Free Beta - for Chrome OS and Chromebooks and SparkView client https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...cknkjkbhdefjkg

Both require extra software on a server to translate RDP into HTTP, but both appear to be compatible with Chromebooks.

I haven't tested either, nor am I affiliated either, so please post your results!
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Citrix announced that shortly after the release of the Samsung and Acer Chromebooks the company will announce the release of Citrix Receiver for Google Chrome. This will allow Chromebooks to connect and run remote apps on Windows Terminal Servers and those with Citrix XenApp installed. From a business perspective this was determined by Google to a requirement so that Chromebook would not be locked out from running legacy Windows apps.
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What does this mean from a non-business perspective? How expensive is it for a consumer, if at all?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 05:31 AM
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ThinVNC is worth a look too. I've tested it between two windows machines, one of which only using Chrome browser and it works just fine.

If you want to be able to RDP into your home machine, all you need to do is:
1) Install ThinVNC on it from here: ThinVNC | Get Started
2) Update your broadband router to forward SSL (port 433) to your computer.
3) Get a dynamic dns service such as dyndns.com (free here: Dynamic DNS: Free DNS Service - DynDNS.com) to map your routers IP address (which can often change at the whim of your ISP) to a memorable name

Then, on your chromebook, navigate to https://myname.dyndns-server.com (or whatever name you setup in (3)).

For setting this up at work, ask a friendly adult in the IT dept
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