is the cross-platform competitor to ‘s [Terminal Services]/Virtual Desktop. Its ICA protocol ( over port 1494) was originally lighter and more performant than , but if you ask me, it isn’t that hot in terms of user experience.

You see, a standard client install is usually crawling with IE-specific junk to allegedly make it easier to launch applications, and you’re usually better off using the ICA connection manager and configuring connections by hand – and not using the browser at all.



  • The client (version 7.0) only installed properly under an administrative account – in the sense that it doesn’t even know how to ask for the administrative password and bombs out. It has no provision for a system tray/notification area or support for seamless windows.
  • The client supports seamless windows in , but it requires some tweaking and careful reading of the documentation (it is also buggy, but tolerably so).

[Terminal Services]: Terminal Services

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