Remote Desktop

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  1. apeden
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    Is there another way to do remote desktop instead of buying it off of apple for $300?

    Thanks
     
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  3. apeden
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    Is there any types of free ones or will they all cost money?
     
  4. Rayday
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    I don't know.... Have you tried searching for "free VNC"? I bet it comes back with 2 or 3 links that you might be looking for.


    "Is there any way to search on the interwebs or do I only click on links that are emailed to me?"
     
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    Uhm... hello? Screen Sharing.app anyone?

    Either start it from the Shared section of the Finder (click on the target in the sidebar), or just drag the app (it's in /library/coreservices) to the dock, launch it and enter an IP in the dialog.
     
  6. QuarterSwede, Aug 11, 2011
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    I never knew that existed. I usually initiate it through Finder and thought it was a Finder process. Thanks!

    By the way, the full path is /System/Library/CoreServices/ScreenSharing.app.

    Out of curiosity, what does the Apple Remote Desktop app do that ScreenSharing doesn't? It's priced high for a reason I assume.
     
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    you're welcome :)

    Whoops on the location. That's what happens when you do these things from memory ;)

    By the way, if you want the full-blown Remote Desktop, it's not $300 any more. It's fairly inexpensive these days. Check the app store :cool:
     
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    It's $79.99. I just checked it out in the App Store. It basically does a whole lot more than just screen sharing.
     
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    79.99 in the app store and 499 from the apple store...huge price difference. I willl be picking this up soon.

    Does the client come built into OSX
     
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    Yes client comes built in in OS X.

    You have to turn it on from the computer, you also need port forwarding from router.
     
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    You can also start it with the URL:

    vnc://hostname
    (or vnc://xx.xx.xx.xx, of course).

    From Terminal you can type: open vnc://hostname

    A.
     

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