Apple has updated its Remote Desktop software to version 1.0.1 The updater, a 396k file,
is now available, though Apple hasn’t posted any info on what the new version changes.
Administration system requirements are a Power Mac G3 or G4 system, Mac OS X 10.1 or later, and Ethernet (recommended) or AirPort network connection. Client system requirements are the same hardware wise, but include Mac OS 8.1-OS 9.2 on the software side.
Introduced on March 14, Apple Remote Desktop for Mac OS X lets users, teachers, and administrators remotely manage other Mac desktops anywhere on a local network, AirPort wireless network or across the Internet. With Apple Remote Desktop, teachers, for instance, can view students’ computer screens, perform group demonstrations and help individuals with real-time screen-sharing, text chat and the “request attention” command.
System administrators can provide remote assistance, get comprehensive system profiles, reconfigure system settings and quickly and easily distribute software applications across hundreds of computers — all from one central location over both Ethernet and AirPort wireless networks.
Apple Remote Desktop is available now at The Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores, and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of US$299 for a 10-client edition and $499 for an unlimited client version. Special education pricing can be found at Apple’s online education store.