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I am thinking of getting a MAc. One this I currently do, though, is remotely access my work computer (Windows and outlook) using an Active-X program. If I get a Mac will I be able to access my work computer still? And use Outlook remotely?...

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    Default Can I do Active-X stuff on a Mac

    I am thinking of getting a MAc. One this I currently do, though, is
    remotely access my work computer (Windows and outlook) using an
    Active-X program. If I get a Mac will I be able to access my work
    computer still? And use Outlook remotely?
    David Guest

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    Default Re: Can I do Active-X stuff on a Mac

    In article <google.com>,
    net (David Kilo) wrote:
     

    There are several ways to connect from a Mac to a Windows desktop. One
    is VNC which lets you connect to desktops running many operating
    systems; another is Microsoft's free Remote Desktop Connection program
    which only lets you connect to recent MS operating systems.

    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/otherproducts/otherproducts.aspx?pid=remoted
    esktopclient
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    Default Re: Can I do Active-X stuff on a Mac

    In article <google.com>, David Kilo
    <net> wrote:
     

    There was a Mac version of ActiveX once upon a time that was supported
    by Internet Explorer. However, ActiveX (unlike Java) requires native
    code for the platform it's running on. That means any ActiveX controls
    you wanted to use with the Mac would need to be, at the very least,
    re-compiled to run on the Mac (probably there would be many other
    changes needed as well). Needless to say, nobody bothered, not even
    Microsoft as far as I know.

    Others have mentioned alternative ways to get to your Windows desktop
    from the Mac. If your Windows box is running Windows XP Pro, the
    Microsoft remote desktop client really works great, and is much
    preferred to VNC. For one thing, the RDC has built-in encryption,
    whereas to get secure VNC you have to tunnel it over SSH, which is
    non-trivial to set up. The RDC is also not a screen-sharing tool per
    se; you get a _separate_ screen on the remote machine. That means
    someone sitting by the computer you're using can't see what you're
    doing. In fact, they can be using the computer at the same time you
    do, in a separate session. Very handy.

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    Default Re: Can I do Active-X stuff on a Mac

    On 24 Sep 2003 05:51:09 -0700, David Kilo <net> wrote: 

    I don't know active-x, but is this a Citrix kind of client?
    Citrix does have aa mac client.

    Dave Hinz

    Dave Guest

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