Web Bases Remote?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jer446, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. jer446 macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any free software that is like LogMeIn.com for the mac? I don't mind installing software on my computer here, but at school i cannot, and it would be awesome if i can log into it in school through the web.. Anything??
     
  2. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

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    There are many free VNC applications. Many of them work with Windows, OS X, and Linux:
    http://www.redstonesoftware.com/vnc.html

    I have not tried it, but this guy's VNC application for OS X is supposed to be nice. He is the same guy that wrote Carbon Copy CLoner:
    http://www.bombich.com/software/smd.html

    Apple remote desktop is $299, but maybe your school has a license for it:
    http://www.apple.com/remotedesktop/
     
  3. jer446 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I dont think you understood me... I know about the vnc applications.. but logmein is amazing because there is no need to install anything on the remote computer... It is done through the web so you have no troubles with firewalls or anything.. I will not be able to install anything on school computers..
     
  4. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

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    If you read the VNC links that I sent, you will see that VNC can be set up so that the remote computer does not require any software to be installed (other than a regular browser). You can setup VNC so that any computer with a java-enabled browser can log in. That is how my home machine is set up.
     

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