You can use a terminal emulation program to create a remote terminal, a connection on a faraway computer that enables you to control that computer as if you were sitting in front of it, logged in. Terminal emulation has been a part of TCP/ IP from its earliest days, in the form of good-old Telnet. Because it dates from pre-GUI days, Telnet is a text-based utility; all modern operating systems are graphical, so there was a strong desire to come up with graphical remote terminal tools. Citrix Corporation made the first popular terminal emulation products—the WinFrame/MetaFrame products (Figure 8.40).
FIGURE 8.40 Citrix MetaFrame ...
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