Apple Remote Desktop for Platform Testing
bvlahos at mac.com
Sun Dec 15 20:19:01 EST 2002
Apple Remote Desktop is good and will do what you want. Timbuktu will
do the same and I like it a little better under OS X although I have
had some stability problems in OS 9 and earlier.
You must have an interesting setup to have a closet full of Macs.
Remember that any Mac which can boot in X can also boot into 9 (at
least until next month when Apple introduces some new models which
won't boot into 9 any longer). Even under X, Classic applications can
On Sunday, December 15, 2002, at 11:10 AM, Dar Scott wrote:
> I'm considering getting Remote Desktop for testing stacks and
> standalones on Macintosh OS's. I welcome any advice or reports on
> experience in doing this or on Remote Desktop or on alternatives.
> (I use VPC for Windows.)
> I'm envisioning a few old Macs under a table or in a closet that I can
> turn on as needed. I then connect to them using Remote Desktop to run
> tests applicable to that OS or hardware. I'm thinking something like
> a G3 that books OS X 10.1 or Mac 9.2 and an old PowerPC that boots
> something older.
> Would Timbuktu be a candidate for this?
> Would this even be a useful test?
> Dar Scott
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