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rb24

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For various applications need a reasonably performing Windows machine. Windows 11 on Parallels / Apple silicon doesn't run much. Bootcamp on my 2016 MBP is getting a little old (not to mention the butterfly keyboard!). So was wondering if I got a Mini PC (equivalent of Mac Mini) what software / network connection would give the best user experience for using the keyboard and screen of my M1 MBP 16inch to control it. (I've only ever used VNC and that was years ago.)
 

ckuwajima

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I would recommend Microsoft Remote Desktop. It is not the safest, therefore not recommended for access across WAN/Internet, but gives the best experience.
 
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rb24

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I would recommend Microsoft Remote Desktop. It is not the safest, therefore not recommended for access across WAN/Internet, but gives the best experience.

So, a Fanless Mini PC (there seem to be lots), ethernet adapter and Microsoft Remote Desktop.... Seems like a good idea. Am I missing something?
 

ckuwajima

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Jun 10, 2023
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Make sure that the Mini PC (or a full blown Windows Workstation) meets all requirements to run your applications, including Graphics Acceleration.
 

rb24

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Make sure that the Mini PC (or a full blown Windows Workstation) meets all requirements to run your applications, including Graphics Acceleration.

Thanks. Since the closest I've come to owning a PC is a virtual environment, you are right, had better really think this through: there are no sliders to add cores!
 
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