Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client on OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2

Ever since Apple came out with Mountain Lion, support for Microsoft’s RDP protocol to remotely administer Microsoft Windows desktops and servers has been flaky or just not working. Oddly enough, people were more succesful using the reverse-engineered CoRD client. But this reverse-engineered solution had trouble with newer Windows versions, just because RDP is a bag of hurt.

If you have any issues using the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client with Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and higher, you should check out this thread on TechNet.

At the end, someone links to a new version of the client, hosted on Dropbox.

This claims to be version 2.1.2 of the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac. Try it out and see if it fixes your issues.

Update

Just around the release of OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Microsoft has released two Microsoft Remote Desktop apps in the Apple App Store. One is both for iPhone and iPad, and another one is an app for OS X. – W, 28th of October 2013

The difference between 7″ and 10″

People are convinced that a 7 inch tablet is an interesting proposition if you already have a  4 inch smartphone and think the iPad is too heavy, to large or too expensive.

I had the chance to test out some differences between my iPad with retina screen, and the Nexus 7.

In portrait mode, using the BostonGlobe.com website which since 2011 is made with HTML5 responsive design to cater for smartphones to very large displays, the difference is large:

You can see that the designers decided to switch to a single column in this version.

On the iPad, however, you get a magazine-like view with two columns.

You would then think that the Nexus 7 would be better usable in landscape mode. This is not the case.

You get barely one headline!

On the iPad, I don’t feel the BostonGlobe works as good as in portrait, but it is obvious you have much more content than on the Nexus 7.