FreeRDP port by Andrey Vasilkin


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Remote Desktop Protocol is the native method of accessing a Windows desktop on another machine. Most recently, RDesktop was the tool of choice for remote desktop access, but a better alternative for non-Windows systems has received much attention: FreeRDP.

FreeRDP is a free implementation of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), released under the Apache license.

Enjoy the freedom of using your software wherever you want, the way you want it, in a world where
interoperability can finally liberate your computing experience.


  • support for current RDP protocol extensions
  • continuous updating of the official source code
  • enhanced support for clipboard redirection: unicode text, formatted text (including HTML tables, word processor’s text), images
  • file transfer to/from the remote system via the clipboard
  • RemoteApp: application running on remote system accessible on the local desktop via a WPS object – just like a local program (no need to launch an entire desktop to run one app)
  • dynamic connection (redirection) of removable drives such as usb sticks, network drives, etc.
  • better sound redirection support
  • free/fixed scaling of the remote desktop screen

For those users who need this ability, this is a great step forward for us. This work will take several months, and funding is truly needed to make this happen. The resulting port will be free for all OS/2, eCS, and ArcaOS users.

About Andrey and his work

Andrey has ported a good number of applications to OS/2, and also develops his own. Sponsor his other work on his main product page, here, and visit his site for downloads and more.

By buying a Sponsor Unit here at Arca Noae, you support his work directly (Andrey receives 100% of your contribution, subject to currency conversion).


FreeRDP running Google Chrome on a remote Windows system seamlessly on the OS/2 desktop:



FreeRDP playing a YouTube video on a remote Windows system seamlessly on the OS/2 desktop: