RDP Alternative

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Gav, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Gav macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2007
    Hi all,

    I'd like to start using XCode to write iOS apps. However, I've got a Windows setup that I'm very happy with, and require for work purposes. The equivalent Mac would cost far too much, so replacing it is out of the question.

    I am considering purchasing a Mac Mini, and connecting to it 'remotely' (over my local network). Is there a way I can do this that would give the speed/responsiveness of Microsoft RDP? I don't think using VNC is really up to scratch, so I need an alternative.

    Any suggestions?


  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I've had good results from TeamViewer, which is free for personal use and works with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Ubuntu, iPhone, iPad, etc. It's very secure and quite simple to set up and use (no messing around with ports), which comes in handy if you're also providing remote support to those who aren't very computer literate. I prefer it over LogMeIn because it includes free file transfers between computers, a feature I use frequently.
  3. Gav thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2007
    I opted to buy a Retina MacBook Pro instead! :eek:

    Thanks anyway,


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