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    Does OSX have an equivalent to remote desktop built in to OSX and does anyone have a link to a tutorial?

    Mate has bought a new imac (3 weeks ago) and ive forever having to drive to his house to help him to things, remote access would be a godsend

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    Sure does, what OS version are you both running?



    Apple Remote Desktop

    Remote Desktop Tutorials




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    Yes it does, and for free. Do a search in these forums to find out how.
    A few of us answer these questions almost once every week. I am currently working on FAQs for the site.
    schweb This has to be one of the best threads ever in MF history...
    Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.

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    Both on Tiger with an upgrade to Leopard imminent as soon as the post man delivers it!

    Thanks all

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    Right guys/gals, I have all set up in system prefs but where the heck do i find the remote desktop program.

    Looked in applications folder and in the utilities folder but didnt find it.

    Tried spotlight and didnt find it either - do i need to download it, i was under the impression it came free with OSX

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    I'm thinking different... iMac, Macbook, iPod Touch, 10.5 - Leopard
    No, it's like $500 I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffreyLloyd View Post
    No, it's like $500 I think.
    frig that - even Winblows has it for free!!

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    With Leopard, you can screen share with iChat. Works great.
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    Aye but you have to pay for ichat

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    I answer the same questions twice a week. Do a search! Check the FAQs!

    Oh **** it... ITS FREE! JUST USE VNC CLIENT ON ANY PLATFORM!
    haha!

    I suggest TightVNC if you're going to use a PC as the pilot.

    BTW Windows does not offer anything close to ARD for free. RDC is free, but it is nowhere near as robust as ARD.

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    Try Remote Desktop Connection client instead, which is free (ARD client is free, but you have to pay for ARD main program). VNC is probably just as good.

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macos...ionclient.html

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    If your looking for a client to control another mac or pc, use Chicken of the VNC on the mac.

    If you are looking to set up your mac to be controlled by a pc then setup remote desktop server from your systemprefs->sharing tab->Apple Remote Desktop.

    I think there has been quite some confusion on the lines of server vs. client.

    A VNC SERVER: serves a connection that can be connected to.
    A VNC CLIENT: connects to the server and controls it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milessthomas View Post
    If your looking for a client to control another mac or pc, use Chicken of the VNC on the mac.
    Will give that a go if Leopard ever installs properly

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    Meant to say both MAC's are behind wireless routers, will we need to open up any ports?

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