VNC server and client apps for windows.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by prostuff1, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    Well i finally got mine figured out and working so i mentioned it to a friend and now he wants to do the same thing on his winodws machines.

    Since i am not familiar with windows enough to suggest a good product i figured i would ask some people that might know.

    What is a good Server program to use and what is a good client to use. I am using OSXvnc and chicken on my two macs and it is working good. So what do i need to suggest for my friend??

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  2. balamw Moderator

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    I've always used http://www.realvnc.com

    However, if the machine you want to control is XP Pro, the built in Remote Desktop is much better.

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  3. prostuff1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I did that and while i came up with quite a few options i dont really know what to look for or what is good and is recommended.
     
  4. mklos macrumors 68000

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    To add to that...you can go to www.mactopia.com and download Remote Desktop for OS X as well and use that to take control of PCs.

    The good thing about VNC is that its OS independent. You can use it with Windows 98-XP, Linux, and Mac OS X. Each platform can see each others screen. So for example, you can see a Mac OS X screen from a Windows 98 computer, or Linux computer, etc...

    Use this link for Real VNC: http://www.realvnc.com/products/free/4.1/download.html

    You don't have to fill the form out if you don't want to.
     
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    Yeah, I forgot to mention the Mac client. I use it all the time now. Hope they come up with an Intel port soon.
    Note: The client side of RDP is pretty open/cross platform too. http://www.rdesktop.org/ http://properjavardp.sourceforge.net/

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  7. mklos macrumors 68000

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    That is true...but as far as I know, you can't use those apps to take control of a Mac from a PC or Linux workstation like you can with VNC. So its like half platform independent. Now I don't know if he's trying to do that anyways, but I thought I'd just mention that.
     

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