Timbuktu Pro 8.6 review

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For nearly twenty years, Timbuktu Pro for Mac OS has been the standard for remote control on the Mac OS.

License: Demo
OS: Mac OS X
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Developer: Netopia
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Price: $94.00
Updated: 02 Mar 2006
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For nearly twenty years, Timbuktu Pro for Mac OS has been the standard for remote control on the Mac OS. With itís simple setup, intuitive, user-friendly interface, and multiple security options, Timbuktu Pro for Macintosh is the best remote control choice for your home, classroom or small business.

With Timbuktu Pro, you can view the screen of a remote computer, or share your screen with one or many remote computers to collaborate, teach or provide technical support. Use your mouse and keyboard to operate distant computers as if you were sitting right in front of them, send large files without tying up email, and communicate by intercom, text chat or instant message.

Here are some key features of "Timbuktu Pro":
Control lets you control a remote computer from your own desktop.
Profile allows you to automatically run the Apple System Profiler on a remote computer and return the results to your computer.
Exchange lets you access the hard drive of a remote Timbuktu Pro computer, even a Windows PC. You can copy and move files and folders between computers and delete files from either computer.
Send lets you send instant messages with attached files and folders to a remote computer.
Observe lets you observe a remote computer is desktop without controlling it.
Notify alerts you when a remote Timbuktu Pro computer becomes active.
Chat lets you carry on a keyboard conversation with a remote user.
Intercom lets you speak directly to a remote user through your computer's audio hardware.
Invite lets you invite other users to visit your computer,using the service you specify.

Limitations:
30 days evaluation.

What's New:
Timbuktu Pro 8.6 is now a Universal Binary, and will run natively on both Intel and PowerPC Macintoshes.
Timbuktu Pro 8.6 features integration with the popular Skype internet telephony application. You can now browse your Skype contacts from the Timbuktu interface and initiate Skype calls and chats from Timbuktu. Furthermore, if your Skype contact has Timbuktu installed, you can make Timbuktu connections to them via Skype across many NAT routers without any additional configuration.
The Donít Allow Messages to Fill field on the Messages Received tab in the Preferences dialog box is now set in gigabytes, not megabytes. If you access this preference with Applescript, it is specified in bytes.
The mouse pointer is now more accurate when you control a second computer through a computer that you are already controlling. (This is also known as "chaining" Control sessions.)
Incoming Control sessions no longer cause rare crashes in the Timbuktu Host process. This crash caused Timbuktu Pro to stop accepting incoming connections.
Drop Sender creation is now more reliable.
Timbuktu Pro no longer occasionally stalls when exchanging a large number of small files.
Recording Quicktime movies of Control sessions is now smoother and more reliable.
8.6 is a free upgrade for anyone who owns any 8.x version of Timbuktu Pro for MacOS.

Requirements:
A TCP/IP network connection or a modem
or modem connections, a 56 Kbps or faster modem
For the Intercom service, a microphone on each computer.
For users running MacOS 8.6 through 10.3.9, previous versions of Timbuktu are included in the 8.6 package.

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