I want to run MS RDC within Wine on Ubuntu

We have some Ubuntu 64 bit systems and are dissatisfied with the Reminna and RemoteDesktop (grdesktop) graphically they are slow.
I understand that I can run mstsc.exe in a wine but am unable to figure it out due to being new at Linux.
I have wine 1.7.22 installed on our Ubuntu 14.04 x64 system.  I tried to install the 7.1 per https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=22656
but the WindowsXP-KB969084-x86-enu.exe claims wrong platfor (I suppose since we are 64 bit and 9084 is 32bit.)
Would love to try 8.0 or 8.1 of mstsc but both only ship as updates (msu's) instead of full installs.
Any help as always is greatly appreciated.
Brian
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
You want to RDP from the Ubuntu system to a Windows system?
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brian_appliedcpuAuthor Commented:
Yes and I want to use MS RDP from the Ubuntu to a 2008R2 server.
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Instead of using Wine, I'd install VMware (player) on Ubuntu, run a Windows machine in there and then connect to any server you want,
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brian_appliedcpuAuthor Commented:
We have about forty Ubuntu systems that we need a stable fast rdc client for and converting/running VMware and windows is not an option.
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rindiCommented:
I doubt very much that you would get better performance using RDP under wine. Much more likely is that it will be way worse than using remmina or similar. Ubuntu's terrible Unity GUI is probably what makes your performance so low. I would suggest using either another _Ubuntu spinoff, like Lubuntu, Xubuntu or Kubuntu, their GUI's are much faster and lower on resources than Unity is, and they are also more user friendly, or replace Ubuntu with another distro, like Linux Mint (mate version) etc, which also performs better.
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
You could try Chrome RDP - free for 7 days.
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