Here is an early Christmas gift to our fellow niners with Windows and Linux boxes, who are looking for an easy way to access their Windows applications and remote files when Wine-type solutions fall flat.
I've packaged together a set of software components that provides a seamless terminal solution to Fedora Linux users with access to capable Windows machines or virtual machines on the local system.
"Seamless" refers to the interaction of individual programs in their own, seperate windows and launching them from shortcut icons on the Linux desktop. This is contrast to a normal remote desktop sessions, where the full desktop is presented in a single window.
I've made RPMs for an enhanced, patched CVS version of rdesktop (RDP client), included Microsoft's Elevate Power Toy for Vista, Fontis IT's enhanced SeamlessRDP server and my small tray application and readme.
Be sure to check the Readme file.
* Access to a computer with a version of Windows that encompasses the server component of terminal services: Windows NT 4.0 TS, Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista Buisness, Ultimate, and Enterprise. Windows Server 2008 terminal servers are currently not supported.
(Note): If local or remote access to a Windows machine is not possible, a virtual machine with host networking configured and a Windows guest operating system can be used in place of a physical system. The seamless terminal server should function the same in a virtualized environment. This document does not describe how to configure a virtual machine.
* At least one computer installed with Fedora Linux. Although this software is capable of running on numerous distributions and other Unix-like operating systems this particular package has only been tested with 32-bit versions of Fedora and Windows. Users of other distributions and operating systems may attempt to covert the RPM packages to the native package format of their distribution or operating system with tools like Alien.
(Note): Re-compiling the SRPM and SeamlessRDP components are necessary for 64-bit machines with 64-bit operating systems.
* Any sort of network or Internet connection for both the server and client. A simple 56K modem connection would be sufficient. Be aware that internal dial-up Winmodem support under Linux is poor at best; therefore, for most users, options are limited to a hardware modem, wired Ethernet or wireless connectivity. The terminal server system may be accessed from a local or wide area network or via the Internet.Enjoy.
Update: Download from the 4shared link instead. It appears I reached my upload limit for this contribution on here.