Alternatives to remote desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Speakeasi, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Speakeasi macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have just convinced my parents to buy a Mac as I was sick of trying to help them with the bugs of windows. They are struggling a bit with the transition so often on the phone. I would like ot be able to see their desktop but don't really want to pay 300 for remote desktop. Are there are any other ways?

    Thanks
     
  2. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

    tofagerl

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    iChat :)
    The screen sharing is actually the best feature of the app for me. Well, mostly cause I use Adium for the actual chatting...
     
  3. Speakeasi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the response, do they need to be mobileme members for that?
     
  4. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

    tofagerl

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    No, but they do need an iChat or Gmail Talk account.
     
  5. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    Even an AIM account will work. These are free...
     
  6. Speakeasi thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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  8. jrock2004 macrumors 6502

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    I use the free version of logmein. Never used anything else.
     

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