I'll be moving away for university in a month but will occasionally need to access my family PC at home (remotely) to transfer files to my Mac and manage those files (mainly deleting them afterwards). I've been doing some research and have found remote desktop access applications like LogMeIn and VNC freeware, and I seem to gather that VPN networks can somehow accomplish what I'm trying to do here. Problem is, the easy-to-use apps like LogMeIn are awfully expensive for what they do, and I'm looking for something free or relatively cheap that can handle my problem properly. But the freeware VNC clients are extremely confusing to me, and I'm having trouble understanding the concept of VPNs, how they work and how they can possibly solve my problem here. I've been reading for hours but my brain's too tired to keep going, so I'm turning to you guys to try and help me out here. Can you recommend any solutions to my problem that are free or inexpensive, or at least point me in the right direction with an article or something along those lines? I'd really appreciate any help I can get here, thanks.