Desktop sharing

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by opik, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. opik macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2005
    Cupertino, CA
    Are there any free solutions to be able to help a friend out by remotely controlling his computer? either as an iChat add-ons or seperate software? what about remotely controlling a windows pc?
  2. rafifreak00 macrumors regular


    Aug 7, 2006
    Kansas. No, not on a farm.
    #2 provides a service for PCs. You download their software onto a PC, and you can access it anywhere there is internet service via You can't download their software on a Mac though, and remote control a Mac.

    For that, I use VNC. I use OSXvnc to set a server and password on my iBook, then when I am at school and need to access my iBook, and use RealVNC or TightVNC to log in.
  3. Gee macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2004
    London, UK
    I use Chicken of the VNC to connect and osxVNC to create a server. Both free and very easy to set up.

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