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I wanna know how to controll my mac from an xp machine for free. Ive heard it could be done but i couldnt figure it out? Your probably wondering why i wanna do this and its to get files and things while im not on it that i dont have in my idisk already. thanks in advance
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Goto System Preferences > Sharing and activate windows sharing. Then you should be able to access designated folder from your Mac.
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RealVNC.com, you'll need to download the server software for you OS X machine and the client software for your Windows machine. It works great!
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RealVNC.com, you'll need to download the server software for you OS X machine and the client software for your Windows machine. It works great!
there is no free version for mac? at least that i can see
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http://www.apple.com/downloads/macos...ty/osxvnc.html

use that on your mac and then get a vnc client for your pc.

that should do it.
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