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Code Rebel’s iRAPP transforms a Mac into a Terminal Server


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A new software startup Code Rebel (http://www.coderebel.com) has launched a product called iRAPP which allows users to turn their Mac's into a Terminal Server. So now, companies can still keep their PCs for business applications, and cost effectively introduce Apple computers into their environment, since a single Mac can be accessed and worked on remotely by multiple PC users simultaneously.


iRAPP software also enables users who have multiple devices (i.e. both PCs and Macs) to work on their PC, and simultaneously access individual applications from any of their Mac devices. Cut and paste of text is possible across Mac OS and Windows based applications allowing additional flexibility and productivity. More features about the product are described at http://www.coderebel.com/irapp/features.


iRAPP works over the local network connection, so there is no need for extra wires and cables.

Has anyone used this product? Any issues?

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Hi AntonDev:


The product really works as advertised! I installed on my Dell Optiplex GX-260 (Mac OSX 10.4.6) as Server and Dell Optiplex 170L (Windows XP SP1) as Client. I created new user on the Mac OS X (this way it won't interfere with current user). I was able to open up Mac OS X Applications and Windows on my Windows PC (!)


There are couple bugs tho' The feel seemed a little jumpy as it was refreshing over the network. Also, I kept dragging the Menu Bar down by accident (any way to turn this off?) Otherwise, it's a rather trippy experience seeing Mac OS X and Windows sharing the same desktop!


I'd like to know what others have experienced. You can download for free and use for up to 15 days.


--danyel :unsure:

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  • 9 months later...

Beware! Previous History of Stolen Code


Code Rebel iRAPP developer Arben Kryeziu was the chief architect who became infamous for the CherryOS scam for stealing PearPC's source code and selling it for $49.95.




On October 12, 2004 CherryOS announced it Mac emulator, and it was release on March 19, 2005 and development stopped on May 6, 2005. The program was called a vaporware or a hoax, with critics calling the program's existence into questions, because of numerous missed deadlines and failure to produce demonstration versions. On March 9, 2005 the software was available for download.


In early 2005, Kristian Hermansen posted a very rudimentary analysis of CherryOS, his finding caused him to independently investigate the alleged "author" of the code, Arben Kryeziu. In a brief long distance phone call to Hawaii with the author, it was immediately apparent that his stories didn't match up to what was being fed to the public media. This phone conversation was recorded, but the audio was never released.


Halvar Flake a widely respected reverse software engineer found over 600 functions that nearly identical or were identical to PearPC.


While PearPC were preparing for a lawsuit against CherryOS, they withdrew. On April 5, 2005 the main page of CherryOS was changed to "CherryOS is On Hold – until further notice", then a day later the message was changed to "Due to Overwhelming Demand", has open sourced itself, but still charging $14.95 to cover their costs.


As of 2007, CherryOS and its website, CherryOS.com, are defunct.


With this history I wouldn't trust who's code Code Rebel iRAPP was using.

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