I read about this guy running Visual Studio on his MacBook
He was using rdesktop and seamlessrpd.
I run Windows XP in Parallels VM on my MacBook.
The seamlessrpd code goes on the windows machine.
unzip seamlessrdp.zip into c:\seamlessrdp
Rdesktop goes on the mac. The instructions specify rdesktop 1.5 which isn’t out so I built rdesktop from CVS.
cvs co rdesktop
sudo make install
Make sure you’re logged out of XP
On the mac open X11
rdesktop -S \
"c:\seamlessrdp\seamlessrpdshell.exe notepad" 192.168.0.17
Notepad opens on my OS X desktop. Woot.
I’m not sure how to exit cleanly. File -> Exit kills notepad but doesn’t terminate rdesktop.
If I rdesktop again or log into windows I get a blank desktop because Explorer is not running. CTRL+ALT+DEL to bring up Task Manager, then run explorer or logout.
I found a link to rdesktop-1.5.0-rc1 but that exhibited the same behavior. I wonder if it works any better on Linux?
I think SeamlessRDP has potential, but I need to try it with something more substantial than notepad.