Want to try something, need your opinions.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by warning9, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. warning9 macrumors newbie

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    I have an HP Mini 1000XP Netbook. I'm torn between buying a mac mini or a high end macbook. If I buy a mac mini, I was going to make it my primary machine and use VNC to remote desktop into it frequently. My question(s) to you guys is(are): Have you even done this with an HP mini or Dell Mini? If so, what kind of experience have you had? Is it easy to get the mac mini at home to wake-on-lan in order to use vnc? Should I just stop making it so complicated and buy a macbook? :)
     
  2. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    I had an earlier model Mini and had no problems doing VNC. I was using an iBook as my client. Nowadays, I use ShareScreen between my MacBook and iMac...
     
  3. GamaFu macrumors regular

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    That shouldn't be a problem. However, depends on what VNC server/client you use, the features you get might be slightly different. Wikipedia has a comparison chart you can take a look. Just choose one that suit you the most.

    I personally use LogMeIn often on my laptop to connect to my brother's computer in Taiwan or my other PC at home and I am in Canada. The speed is excellent and you do all that in browser. LogMeIn is truly great, it works on both PC and Mac, and it's free. I recommend it to anyone interested. Just note that I don't have any Mac yet, but it's supported by LogMeIn.

    However, I am wondering what you expect to achieve using VNC. You can control computer remotely, yes, but expect to see degraded color quality and lower resolution. They're still greatly limited by internet speed and host computer's screen size.
     

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