Controlling a Mac using a PC!

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by ianloomis, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. ianloomis macrumors newbie


    Jan 22, 2009
    Corning, NY
    Well many have asked if they can use there MAc OSX computer in their PC (kind of like Boot Camp for a Mac!) Well this is the tutorial you need.

    Programs: Vine Server (Mac) Free Software
    VNC Viewer (PC) Free Software

    *1* Start by downloading Vine Server on your Mac. Drag the application in to your Apps folder. Once there, boot it up! You will see two IP's:
    -An internal (usually 192.168.1.XXX)
    -An external (keep private!)

    If you are going to use the remote desktop on a local network, use the internal. If you are going to use it externally, you will need the external(forwarding ports will be needed if you are connecting to a router or DSL modem)Use to help you forward your ports to work with RealVNC.

    *2* Then download VNCViewer for a PC/Linux computer. Once downloaded enter the IP you are connection by. If you set a password earlier, it will ask you to type that in. Once you do that, your MAc screen should pop up on your PC in a window. Some compters may lag with this, but using your Mac on a PC is Mac-tastic!

    Written by Ian Loomis
    Cinema Modern Corporation

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