Remote desktop for OS X? PC -> Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by theNEOone, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. theNEOone macrumors 6502

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    What do you guys use? I'd like a simple web-based solution, if possible.


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  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I use TightVNC for such things. Or just FTP/SSH if I needed something else.
     
  3. theNEOone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was hoping to stay away from a vnc solution...I'd have to wrap dyndns into the mix, or remember my ip address. I was hoping something like Microsoft's Live Mesh would work on a Mac, but unfortunately, functionality is limited to file sharing - no RDP.

    Booo.


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  4. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    I believe TeamViewer is what you are looking for. I use it all the time for remote support and file sharing with friends who are less computer savvy than I :p. Make sure you download the full version.
     
  5. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816

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    I've used a lot of them including VNC, TeamViewer, GoToMyPC, and Logmein.com. I've finally stuck with the free version of Logmein.com. TeamViewer is good but when I tried it someone had to be on the PC side to punch in the meeting code. Also, it cut me off after 10 mins after I used it a few times.

    Logmein.com is very straight forward, works great, and only has a few limitations in the free version. The limitations are something like no sharing of sound, printers, and files (I think). I just use gmail to send myself a file if I need to or I send it through Skype (I have a separate Skype account on each computer).

    I keep my old work PC on the net this way in case I need files. I also use this to maintain my in-laws PC. (Aren't we all the tech support guys?) -- working on their Mac upgrade now...
     
  6. claimed4all macrumors 6502

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    Another vote for LogMeIn. Its clean, very simple and works, you do not need to worry about Firewalls, IPs and what not. There are a few limitations but for free, it works well.
     

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