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    May 08, 2010
    Needcto access a computer long distance
    My 90 year old mother lives across the country from me. She has a MacBook os 10.4. I have a macbookpro os10.6.

    She gets her settings out of whack. I am looking for a way to access her computer which uses a different Internet provider so I can reset her mail or Internet preferences instead of trying to talk her through the process.

    Thank you in advance


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    May 14, 2009
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    My Dad uses a similar approach with his Mother, the remote computer has the Vine Server installed and then he connects via Chicken Of The VNC.
    Unfortunately I don't know all the details but that is the bare bones I remember.

    Look here for some limited info on how to, scroll down to "Accessing your Mac in other ways"
    Remote controlling another Mac
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    iChat -- screen sharing.

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    May 08, 2010
    Thank you for the suggestions. We tried iChat last night and she is having trouble registering.

    And so it goes.

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    Sep 09, 2010
    Have you tried using 'Remote Login' found in System Preferences>Sharing?
    Uses SSH, here is a link with instructions on setting it up:
    SSH’ing Into Your Mac | Mac Tricks And Tips


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