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|Developer(s)||the FreeRDP team|
|Initial release||2009|
|Preview release||1.0.2|
|Operating system||FreeBSD, Linux, OpenBSD, OS X, Solaris, Cygwin for Windows|
|Type||Microsoft Remote Desktop Services client|
|License||Apache License since 0.9, GPL for older|
FreeRDP is a free, open source implementation of the RDP protocol,[third-party source needed] according to the Microsoft Open Specifications. It is released under the Apache License and is available on OS X (via X11), Cygwin for Microsoft Windows, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris.
FreeRDP was forked in 2009 from rdesktop with the aim of modularizing the code, addressing various issues, and implementing new features.
- Clipboard redirection
- Multimedia redirection
- Disk redirection
- Parallel port redirection
- Serial port redirection
- Printer redirection
- Smart card redirection
- Sound redirection
- Network Level Authentication (NLA)
- Desktop Composition
- Remote Desktop Gateway
- USB redirection
FreeRDP is commonly used on desktop Linux installations to connect to Microsoft Windows computers running Remote Desktop Services, including Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Terminal Server, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
FreeRDP is provided as linkable libraries but is also included in a number of dedicated RDP clients and remote desktop solutions.
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