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    PC Mac Remote Access

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    PC Mac Remote Access
    Well guys I would like to connect my Mac and my PC together. I poked around and found that on XP Microsoft released Remote Desktop connection, can I use that program and use another within OS X to connect them? Is there software that will connect the computers without downloading another app on the mac side? If so how? Anu tutorials? good apps? Any help is apreciated.

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    PC Mac Remote Access
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    On the PC, enable RDC. On the Mac, download RDC from MS's site (free). Now you can remote pilot the PC with the Mac.

    On the Mac, go into System Preferences > Sharing
    Turn on "Apple Remote Desktop" then click on Access Priviledges. Turn on "VNC viewers may bla bla..." and enter a password.
    On the PC, download a VNC viewer (like the free TightVNC). You can now remote pilot the Mac from the PC.

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    Ok, I think I understand now. I thought that the mac could go both ways without downloading a program? Guess not, (maybe that is only mac to mac, I dont know) what other good programs out there, I read that the beta version is of MS is quite buggy. Thanks for the reply.

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    Yes, definitely stay away from the beta. I don't know how they can consider it beta quality... it's still alpha in my opinion.

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