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I'm not positive on this version number.  Citrix does not list the version of the viewer on their site, from what I can tell, and gotomypc-start.exe does not accept the standard /?, /v, or /V options for seeing "about" information.  I got "7.2 Build 635" from GoToMyPC's About window on the host computer, and this is corroborated by the fact that the downloaded g2viewer.exe and related files are placed in drive_c/users/whitney/Temp/G2_635 on my machine.

Application Details:

Version: 7.2 Build 635
License: Retail
URL: http://www.gotomypc.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.15

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What works

Basically everything.  Remote log in, file transfer, sound, copy-paste between computers, alt-tab (if you tell Gnome/KDE to ignore it), other windows shortcuts.  Appearance and responsiveness are both very good, although responsiveness will obviously depend on your internet connection.

I work remotely, and this is my primary means to log in to my work computer from home.  I run it at least eight hours a day, five days a week, and it's very usable.  See below for a few minor headaches.

I have KDE configured to  ignore all global hotkeys (alt-tab, alt-F4, etc) within the viewer, and I have GoToMyPC set up to display "full screen" and "actual size."  My work and home monitors are the same size and resolution (same model, actually), and the screen looks perfect, without aliasing effects or anything.

What does not

My biggest complaint is that Ctrl-C gets mangled somewhere along the line.  Typing Ctrl-C into the viewer sends a Break to the remote PC.  Of all the keystrokes to not work, it has to be this one?  It's a headache because it means I can't copy and paste without using the mouse, and it makes it tricky to kill cygwin processes.  But it's worth noting that this, my biggest complaint, is minor and has plenty of workarounds.

The viewer occasionally freezes and has to be killed manually.  A simple kill -TERM works, so it's not a big deal.  In an eight-hour day, this will maybe happen once.

When the viewer freezes, I can't switch to a different virtual desktop because I've already told KDE to ignore keystrokes.  For a while I had it set up so that I could switch desktops with a mouse gesture from within the viewer, which made bouncing between computers a breeze, but this stopped working and I haven't investigated why.

Global Linux hotkeys like Ctrl-Alt-F1 and Ctrl-Alt-F7 are not ignored within the viewer, but I view this as a good thing since it allows me to bounce to a console VT when GoToMyPC freezes.

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Additional Comments

Rating this Gold due to the Ctrl-C and occasional freeze issues. Admin note: rating changed to conform to the rating definitions (has issues for normal use).

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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CurrentArch Linux x86_64Oct 26 20121.5.15N/A Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

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