Build 404 -
Zip Format, 767MB
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Left - VI3 Remote Console on Mac.
Powerbook/MacBook owners, get to know Cmd-Ctrl-Fn-Delete
Right - Windows user running
concurrent remote logins on a Mac.
Flash Video of the
iMKS First-Run - It's that easy.
What is iMKS?
* The iMKS Virtual Appliance presents the VMware Remote Console in a
simple, secure, and cross-platform fashion.
* Impressive console rendering over any IP network -- LAN, WAN or
* FreeNX + NX GPL back-end, NoMachine NX Client front-end
(download for Mac OS X,
* iSCSI target (IET 0.4.16) built-in, and a basic Webmin GUI for iSCSI
* Network PDF Printer: Macs (or PC's
with Bonjour) can autodiscover and install the iMKS PDF print
* PDF's automagically wind up in your home folder or the public web
share at http://imks.local/public
* VMware ESX 3.x and ESXi
* VMware Server 2.x and Server 1.x
* VMware ESX 2.x
* Microsoft RDP and SeamlessRDP
* VNC and Apple Remote Desktop (ARD)
* Cirtix ICA and Java-based consoles work when their respective plugins
problems can iMKS solve?)
* VMware's Remote Console (RemoteMKS) is designed for high-fidelity
reproduction of screens to other
* computers on a LAN. Performance over Cable/DSL Internet is therefore
(expectedly) terrible or unusable.
* Mac users suffer with terrible ARD/VNC performance over WAN/Internet.
* RemoteMKS consoles pumped over RDP/Citrix work ok, but issues with
"drunken mouse syndrome"
* or "screen-in-screen lagmonster" can make for unhappy experiences.
* VMware Remote Consoles are only available for Windows and Linux on
* Mac (Intel/PPC) or Solaris users have no free and reliable way to run
* VMware GSX / Server/ ESX 2.x / ESX 3.x Remote Consoles.
* Start the iMKS VM - Set passwords - DONE.
* Unlimited users -- The ceiling is hardwarwe and bandwidth, not
* Engineered with attention to being small, good-looking and
dead-simple to use.
* iMKS (strictly speaking) is a Virtual Appliance, there is no desktop
per-se. Remote applications are
* seamlessly integrated into the local desktop
* ZeroConf/Bonjour aware, remote SMB filecopy, discoverable PDF printer
for the network.
* Windows Remote Desktop (RDP protocol) supported through an improved
GUI rdesktop, and provides
* accessibility to Win2000 / XP / 2003 / and Vista RDP sessions.
* SeamlessRDP support; integrating rdesktop/SVN, third-party patches
and a tuned version of TSclient 1.50.
* Past work on the TSclientX project for MacOS became the breeding
ground for the refinement seen here.
* A VNC Client with tabbed windows, ZeroConf/Bonjour autodiscovery,
Apple VNC and Keychain support: Vinagre.
* Secure enough to live in the perimeter. One incoming port required
* authentication and data streams are protectd by SSHv2.
* Fast, secure remote access to a Mac OS X Desktop when used in
conjunction with the excellent Vine Server,
* it can transform Mac OS X into a multi-user Terminal Server.
* There are lots, I need to post some.
* VMware Remote Console - When first opened a "Connect to Server"
window pops up but focus is
stolen from the window. Click the "Connect to server"
window in your taskbar/dock and you should be
able to type inside the window again.
* February 3, 2009 - Build 404. Third Public Release
* August 4, 2008 - Build 383. Second Public Release
* June 18, 2008 - Build 315. Initial Release
* This package is provided "AS-IS" with no warranty - explicit or
implied - from anyone.
Thanks go out to:
* VMware: The remote
console binaries packaged in iMKS are VMware's code, (c)VMware, Inc.
* The rest of iMKS is made up of free and open source software.
* CentOS/RedHat, FreeNX, NoMachine NX, XFCE, GNOME, KDE, OpenVM-Tools,
* and at least one kitchen sink. Hack away, let us know if you can make
feedback? E-Mail below, or try the VMware Community.