Rdesktop is a great package to connect to windows servers.
And Linux Mint is a great distribution.

but… the latest version of rdesktop (the one without the pesky mouse bug) is not in the repository

So let’s build it ourselves:

1. download rdesktop ( https://github.com/rdesktop/rdesktop/releases )
2. become the root user
3. remove the old rdesktop
apt-get remove rdesktop
4. install the needed development packages
apt-get install gcc-multilib libx11-dev libssl-dev
5. tar xvfz rdesktop-1.8.3.tar.gz
6. cd rdesktop-1.8.3/
7. ./configure –disable-credssp –disable-smartcard
8. make
9. make install

enjoy !