using a PC on MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sattam, May 22, 2010.

  1. sattam macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2010
    hi everyone,

    I've just bought a MacBook with Mac OS X 10.6.3, however I'm still using my work laptop which has Windows XP.... so every time at office I'm running both machines, the laptop and the MacBook.

    Is there a way to connect both machines by a cable, then use the MacBook, and on the same time accessing my PC applications from the MacBook screen.

    Many thanks for your help in advance....

  2. InfoSecmgr Guest


    Dec 31, 2009
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
    Use your LAN with VNC.
  3. NexusEclipse macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2009
    Few options

    You could try VNC. I hear Tight VNC works well and is multi platform. Essentially allows you to "remote" compute but in this case just control your windows XP machine from your mac.

    Alternatively if you have all the software installation discs, you can get CrossOver for the mac (runs most XP apps) or install boot camp (runs all windows apps since its just a full install). Just to note, battery life in boot camp is significantly worse than in Mac OS X.

    Hope that helps
  4. sattam thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2010
    thanks for the reply... I will try and give a feedback to everyone....
  5. miicah macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2010
    realVNC doesn't go through proxies unfortunately :(

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