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Hot-e-V

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VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) is the soapbox you’ll find me on most of the time, and key to the VDI promise is Microsoft’s new and improved remote desktop control system called RemoteFX. Microsoft doesn’t seem to like RemoteFX being described as the son of RDP, but it kinda is. The big difference is that RemoteFX allows for leveraging a graphics processor in the server, and that makes it worth looking at. Unfortunately, Microsoft isn’t providing a RemoteFX client for the Mac. ThinLinX’s Hot-e-V, available for $14.99 in the Mac App Store, means that we Mac users aren’t locked out of playing.

Price: $14.99
Developer: ThinLinX
Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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