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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by twoodcc, Apr 29, 2009.
can i take over my mac screen from windows 7? like with remote desktop or something?
VNC should do the trick
okay. but it won't work quite like screen sharing in leopard does i guess
turn on VNC sharing in the system prefs>sharing>remote management. hit the "options" button and tick "allow VNC .....".
download a VNC viewer (TightVNC is alright) and then type in the IP of your mac. you could also use a mac VNC server (vine is probs the best) and that will work for you too
thanks! i'll try that out. but nothing built into windows 7 that i can use?
thats whats the VNC viewer is for (Tight VNC or similar).
ok i gotcha. macs use VNC, while windows use another protocol, right?
haha no no silly, VNC is a universal protocol. windows, mac, unix, linux, they are all compatible. (kinda like TCP i guess, but in a different field)
right, but VNC does not work out of the box in windows. but windows does have a remote desktop app or whatever (can't remember what it's called) that uses a different protocol. i think
yes thats correct. windows Remote Desktop doesnt support the VNC protocol (windows has to be different and make their own - apparently its quite fast but ive never had two PC's to test it on).
yeah i've used it when i was at college, and it seemed much faster than screen sharing on my macs
are your macs sharing via wireless and at collega was via ethernet?
using apples Remote Desktop and whatever protocol they use i hardly see any lag - this is with ethernet - at full quality.
but meh idk.
both on wireless. and yes, there is like no lag with windows. but oh well
how odd, windows might use a lower bitrate or something, or maybe theyve coded it better (shock horror)!
goodluck with it all!!!