Apple Remote Desktop for Platform Testing

Bill Vlahos 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 
still run.

Bill Vlahos
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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