Microsoft RDP into a Mac

First of all, thanks for reading my question.
Second, no need to mention VNC or LogMeIn.  I use both of them and I am fully aware of their features and functions.

My question is specifically about using Windows RDP client on my PC to remote in to my Mac.

The answer I always get about using Windows RDP to connect to Mac is "You can't".

However, I was recently playing with MacInCloud.com.  It is a service that allows you to rent time on remote Mac machines.

What caught my eye was that they are using standard windows RDP to connect to the Mac desktops.  

Any idea how they are doing it?

Thanks!
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
The might be using this

http://www.apple.com/remotedesktop/


They are all correct without an third party app you can not RDP from a PC to a MC.

VNC is what we use and it works great

What Are you trying to accomplish here?
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Imtiaz HashamTechnical Director / IT ConsultantCommented:
Mac is Linux Based and there is no service like RDP on Port 3389 on the Mac side to get you so your question is moot.

As much as you don't want to hear it, there are services similar to RDP on Linux but not as good as you'd like them to be, at least to my knowledge!
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kevinvw1Author Commented:
@ihasham, so my question is moot even though MacInCloud.com does exactly what I want?
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kevinvw1Author Commented:
@ trgrassijr55  what I am trying to accomplish is a better experience than VNC.  VNC is good, but  I have never used a vnc setup that performed as well as RDP.
The MacInCloud.com RDP works beautifully.  
Thanks for the tip on Remote Desktop, but I'm not sure it is what MacInCloud is using.

Here is a comment from a user -

"Not a replacement for Windows Remote Desktop
     
by scott-in-columbus
I switched to mac 2 years ago mostly without complaint. I purchased this in hope of a better experience than VNC, which I got, but when compared with my Windows counterpart, this is very much lacking in features and performance.

Don't buy this if you're expecting something like RDP. If you want to run remote scripts, just use SSH.

The inability to scale/displays outside of the hooked up monitors makes this a completely wasted purchase for me."
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Imtiaz HashamTechnical Director / IT ConsultantCommented:
Maybe a wrong choice of words, didn't mean to offend. Apologies.

if MacInCloud.com provide it, are you sure they don't use a software developed by themselves?  And have you tried to ensure it uses port 3389?

We have a barebones cloud provider who provides a service to us for hosting our servers where we get a box that we configure from scratch, through a VNC connection without any OS on the hard drive.
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kevinvw1Author Commented:
@ihasham no problem, I didn't mean for my response back to sound so harsh :)

MacInCloud must be using something custom.  

I don't think it uses port 3389, but the port is somewhat irrelevant as they host many servers so they have to give different ports to different users.

I just wish whatever MacInCloud.com was using was available.

I use RDP daily to remote in to remote windows servers and the experience is about 90% as good as a local machine.

Whenever I use vnc I always find the experience to be about 60% as good as local machine.

Oh well, can't have it all.

Thanks!
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kevinvw1Author Commented:
I should add,  for me, vnc has been great for connecting in and doing quick stuff, but I have never found it adequate to remote in and use the session for hours as if it were my main machine.
With RDP, I can remote in to a client's server and use it all day with the same performance as my local desktop.  

Maybe I don't know how to properly configure VNC ?
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Imtiaz HashamTechnical Director / IT ConsultantCommented:
I am currently looking to get into a CentOS Linux Server as it gets me to work @ home at nights - but I would only be able to get SSH into it :(
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Imtiaz HashamTechnical Director / IT ConsultantCommented:
VNC doesn't need much config. Open Ports & off you go - connected :)
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trekrichCommented:
What about something like this?

http://www.splashtop.com/home
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Imtiaz HashamTechnical Director / IT ConsultantCommented:
@Trekrich: Again is customised, which means Kevin can't deploy it on his mac
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Still got my vote for VNC
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