monitoring PC over powerbook screen

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by phantommaul, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. phantommaul macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2002
    hi, i have a wierd idea. i am using a PC with a 17" CRT and i recently bought a powerbook. i have made the network connections and i am wondering if its possible to see the PC with the display of powerbook over network because i want to throw away the display.

  2. winwintoo macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2003
    There are products like Timbuktu that let you control another computer from the one you're on and it works cross platform - you can control a Mac from a Windows machine and vice versa. You could set it up so you're using Timbuktu to control your PC from your Mac.

    You would still need some kind of PC monitor for those times when the whole setup falls apart but it should work most of the time.

  3. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    Even better (in my opinion) is Microsoft's free Remote Desktop Client, which will let you login to your PC remotely through the network. It works great, especially on Local Area Networks.

    On the PC side, I believe you will need Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000, or Windows 2003 Server in order to use it though. (No XP Home, ME, or 98).

    Get it here:

    Lee Tom
  4. nerd macrumors member

    May 15, 2004
    According to that link, it looks like there's no support for Windows 2000 Professional, unfortunately.

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