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Are there any remote desktop applications that make it possible to view [each window from one desktop] separately in another desktop (like "seamless mode" in Virtualbox?) I want to view each application window from a remote computer separately.

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What OS is running on the 'server'? –  Zoredache Jun 26 '12 at 22:51
    
Neither of the operating systems are hosted on a server. What does "server" refer to in this case? –  Anderson Green Jun 27 '12 at 0:56

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I recommend you teamviewer. It's very complete, easy to use and available in almost any platform.

Also in wikipedia you have a comparison among all the remote desktop software. One of the fields is seamless window.

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If you're coming from a Unix-like environment, Rdesktop >= 1.5 has a seamless option. You'll need a couple of supporting bits on the remote server, but they're free and source is available -- http://www.cendio.com/seamlessrdp/

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Can you clarify what you mean by "supporting bits on the remote server?" –  Anderson Green Jun 26 '12 at 21:44

You can do this with Citrix. It has an application mode as well as a desktop mode. In application mode, the remote application presents its windows separately on the local desktop.

There is a related question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1226772/can-rdp-clients-launch-remote-applications-and-not-desktops as well.

For VNC, MetaVNC

This WikiPedia article may also help.

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In Remote Utilities (http://www.remoteutilities.com) you can switch between a tabbed mode and a separate window mode, if that's what you mean.

Hope that helps.

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