Screen Sharing with a Windows PC and a Pocket PC

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by lindahl22, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. lindahl22 macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2008
    :eek:Is there anyway to screen share my Mac's screen with a PC user. I use COTVNC for Mac to Mac but whats something that is PC to Mac or Mac to PC. Also I think there is a way to screen share my Mac's screen on my Pocket PC when I'm away from the computer in my house.:eek:

    For the Pocket PC part of my question I would like to point out this article proving that it can be done:):
    "To access the Mac, Teddy installed a Virtual Network Computing, or VNC, client on the handheld and a VNC server on his PowerBook at home in Vienna. VNC is a standard, open-source protocol for network computing, with client and server software for dozens of platforms, including relatively obscure machines like the Newton.":D

    So what program do I need:confused:???

    some more info I dont understand:
    "to screen share turn on screen sharing on the Mac and set a password. then download tightvnc on the notebook and allow it to unlock the firewall and add a password. then open tightvnc viewer and connect to your iMac's IP which is shown in network preferences and supply the password. to connect to the PC open connect to server in the Finder and type this in "vnc://PC's IP Address" and supply the password."
  2. lindahl22 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2008
    Ok this is what I have so far,
    my ppc has a vnc viewer, and my mac mini with leopard has vine server to have it connect. i say connect on my ppc and vine says its connected but nothing changes on my ppc but the window closes now how do i see the macs screen??
  3. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    To view a Windows PC's screen your Mac, you can download the Microsoft RDC client from It's free and can connect to virtually any "modern" Windows OS (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, or later). Lets you drive Windows just as if you were sitting at the machine.
  4. AnnaM macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2008
    LiveLOOK - Mac/PC screen sharing

    LiveLOOK is 100% web-based screen sharing. LiveLOOK is universal and works on any computer (Mac, PC, Linux) as it only requires a browser and Java to work. With LiveLOOK you do not have to download/install any software, just click a button, and the web app launches. You do not have to worry which operating system or which browser you or other participants are using - it works on any operating system with any browser. Check it out at
  5. Aiken96 macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2009
    Well...I definitely agree with you. It's been really good and impressive. The moment i visited the site, i have immediately became a proud customer of Livelook. So i would suggest web users to use livelook. Hope this helps...

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