Remote Desktop Alternatives?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by FlamDrag, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. FlamDrag macrumors 6502

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    I need to be able to take control of my mom's desktop on occasion to show her how to do various things instead of spending an hour on the phone.

    I can't spend $500 to accomplish this. Is there any alternative to Apple Remote desktop? I just need my computer to hers. One client. Both OS 10.3.5. It doesn't need to be able to do anything fancy (install programs, transfer files or anything else). Heck, if I could just move the mouse and have her click, that'd be fine too.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    I use Share My Desktop 1.2. I think there is a windows version available too so you can control your PC from your mac if you so desire.
     
  3. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Obviously on top of 'Share My Desktop' you'll need a VNC client, try VNC Thing or Chicken of the VNC.
     
  4. munkle macrumors 68030

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    You can get more information on VNC from here VNC. Keep in mind unless you both have good internet connections it can be a little bit slow...but sure beats shelling out the money for Remote Desktop!
     
  5. FlamDrag thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the link. We both have high-speed connections so that shouldn't be a big problem.

    Are there any other alternatives, or can anyone else vouch for the above link?
     
  6. munkle macrumors 68030

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    The only other alternative I can think of is Timbuktu but you'll have to shell out some cash.
     

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