access mac mini from windows laptop

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by signupTaggy, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. signupTaggy macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2009
    I have a mac mini with no monitor,keyboard and mouse. I want to access mini and run programs and do development from my windows laptop. I tried logmein free yesterday and it worked fine with little slow speed. Most of the time I will be doing this development at home, So I was wondering if there is any better solution to connect to mac mini on the same network so that speed is faster.
    Also I havent tried VNC but I read about it. Is that better than logmein in security and speed wise?
    Thanks in advance
  2. wkearney99 macrumors member


    Dec 14, 2008
    Bethesda, MD USA

    Actually on remote connections can be a lot faster since it allows you to switch to black and white instead of full color. This sends less data across the connection. I've never bothered to compare but I could see where using VNC on the local network would be faster. I use both. VNC locally and logmein when on the road.

    I don't know that either of them is fast or smooth enough to do any real development. Text editing is notoriously slow on remote connections. It's the scrolling that kills you. And when doing development there's a lot of text you scroll through.

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