New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

Apple Remote Desktop Is Awesome


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
hondagus87

 
Member Since: May 16, 2005
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
Posts: 416
hondagus87 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: New MACBOOK

hondagus87 is offline
I have an ibook, and a macmini, I hooked my mini up to my 50" big screen, and can control it via the ibook using apple remote desktop, this ideally, makes it the perfect HTPC, except that I don't have a tv capture device yet, but still debating which one to get. Anyways, does anyone have experience using this, and if they do, tell me what ya think about it. I think it is great for system administrators, home theater enthusiasts, and anyone who has multiple macs in their houses. Now to just convince the wife to get rid of her pc laptop, and get a mac laptop, and I will be set.
QUOTE Thanks
Acill

 
Acill's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 10, 2003
Location: San Diego, Ca
Posts: 199
Acill is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Powermac G5/Powerbook G4/Pegasos 2

Acill is offline
I've been wanting to get it myself but wasnt sure of the speed of it. I have only used VNC before and thats its just slow and not fun to strugle with at all.

So, how is the speed of it over the local network?
QUOTE Thanks
hondagus87

 
Member Since: May 16, 2005
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
Posts: 416
hondagus87 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: New MACBOOK

hondagus87 is offline
it isn't super fast, but isn't slow either, i like it, fast enough for me, it took about 10-15 seconds after clicking on dvd player, for it to show on the screen, which is good in my eyes.
QUOTE Thanks
ChrisA
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
Originally Posted by Acill
I've been wanting to get it myself but wasnt sure of the speed of it. I have only used VNC before and thats its just slow and not fun to strugle with at all.

So, how is the speed of it over the local network?
Apple Rmote Desktop _IS_ VNC. Well at least is is VNC at it's core. THat said, VC does not have to be slow. If you have 100BaseT between the two boxes there is not much delay. I use X11 to to put my UNIX server display up on my Mac Mini screen and it is just as fast as if I were logged directly into the UNX box.
QUOTE Thanks
Murlyn

 
Murlyn's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 11, 2003
Location: Mount Vernon, WA
Posts: 4,909
Murlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to all
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM OS 10.5.2

Murlyn is offline
Yeah it's decently fast, especially if you lower the res or the color depth, that really makes things much quicker. It's definitely useable.
QUOTE Thanks
hondagus87

 
Member Since: May 16, 2005
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
Posts: 416
hondagus87 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: New MACBOOK

hondagus87 is offline
Ok, I got my mini running frontrow now (won't go into how, in order to avoid being banned), and I am able to control everything with my ibook using remote desktop, it is perfect, the mouse moves at the same time on the tv, but a slight delay on the ibook monitor, which doesn't bother me. Now I have a perfect home theater macmini, except don't have tv yet.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Remote Desktop, MAc to Pc? | Wired Networking Issue? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Apple Remote Yeungster Apple Desktops 3 10-16-2005 09:35 AM
Done Deal - Apple converts to x86 Intel falltime Apple Rumors and Reports 180 06-07-2005 07:20 PM
Apple big break zap2 Apple Desktops 1 04-04-2005 08:47 PM
Apple to hold special event 4/28 schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 2 04-22-2003 02:33 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?