Can I remote view my parents' Mac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MattDell, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. MattDell macrumors 6502

    MattDell

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    Hello,

    My parents finally bit the bullet today and bought a 17" MacBook Pro. I want to help them set it up, but I live 5,000 miles away.

    I thought I saw a long time ago the ability to remote desktop another Mac was built into one of the newer versions of OSX. But, after googling for a bit it doesn't seem like this feature exists at all!

    Is it possible?
     
  2. MisterFeeney macrumors 6502

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    iChat will work. Here is a detailed article on some ways you can do this.
     
  3. MattDell thread starter macrumors 6502

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    steve knight

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    or logmein.com. I use it to log into pcs and macs and even from my iphone. I use the free service.
     
  5. MisterFeeney macrumors 6502

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    Yes, forgot to mention that one. I do, however, believe iChat will be easier if both parties have an IM account. If not, LogMeIn might be a bit faster.
     
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    Can't lose with TeamViewer. 2nd the Quoted Text!
     

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