Screen to screen sharing for imac and macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wdphotos, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. wdphotos macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I was wondering whether it is possible to share the screen of an iMac with that of a macbook and vice-versa? I have an imac and was considering getting a macbook.
    Thanks.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, there are a variety of ways, including several free ways, to do it.

    - In Leopard, there is a facility to use iChat for this purpose. Here's more info on that:

    http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20071102122311545

    - All Macs of any recent vintage (including before Leopard) have the ability to serve their screen to a remote computer. Apple previously has not made the client freely available, but you can just use any VNC client, including excellent free ones like Chicken of the VNC (cotvnc).

    Here's a video tutorial for that:

    http://www.freemacblog.com/mac-server-series-setting-up-vnc-on-your-mac/
     
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