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I accidentally done partial upgrade and there was Gnome3 ppa and broke my unity. After failed attempt to rescue (ppa-purge et al) I decided the only solution was to upgrade to Oneiric beta2 (fresh install is not an option). Now In Natty I was using terminal server client to do remote connection (mostly RDP). I cannot find tsclient in package. I have googled with no avail. I have tested Remmina and the other Ubuntu RDP packages and I'm dissatisfied at best. Is there a way to install terminal server client? Did Oneiric abandon it? What is their proposed alternative? IMHO terminal server client is the best RDP client (GUI) Thanks!

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I'm using Remmina from much time and I'm satisfied of it, comparing with tsclient it's modern and easy to save and group connections. I think it will become the standard RDP client.

You can also integrate it in Unity: Remmina Unity Launcher

As an alternative, you can also launch rdesktop directly from the command line.

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Hi Pisu, The problem with Remmina is some quirks that are yet not fixed or not clear somewhere. Yes it is modern and cool but a bit unstable yet. For example, It gives bizzare actions when I use keyboard shortcuts in remote computer until I manually refresh. That is really annoying! –  Stefano Mtangoo Oct 2 '11 at 9:09
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+1 for rdesktop. But I don't use it for more than a few hours a month, so mileage may vary. –  belacqua Oct 20 '11 at 19:18

It looks like TSClient has been removed in Oneiric. Due to problems with compatibility to GTK3.

They propose another application: Vinagre.

tsclient will install with errors, but does work. Download deb file from ubuntu and install

http://packages.ubuntu.com/natty/i386/tsclient/download

Tested and working on 11.10 with Unity and Gnome 3

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Thanks Dan, Viagre is ugly! I will have to live with Remmina and may be file a bug than going to ugly vinagre (I actually uninstalled it!) –  Stefano Mtangoo Oct 3 '11 at 18:31

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