VNC for Mac OS X
|May 18, 2012||Posted by admin||
Virtual Network Computing, VNC for short, is a remote control software which allows you to control your computer remotely.
VNC is a client-server application. The server is the program on the machine that shares its screen, and the client (or viewer) is the program that watches and interacts with the server.
I work with my macintosh most of the time. There are times when I prefer to bring the laptop to the couch, another room, or even worse, the toilet.
Sometimes, I wish to do something on my Windows or Linux (Desktop) but too lazy to stand up and walk to the computer room. VNC is the solution. This time Iâ€™m going to share my experience with VNC.
I installed the free version of the RealVNC Server on my Windows computer. The free version is good enough for me, but if you want you can look at the comparison between Free, Personal and Enterprise Edition.
There is also a enhanced version of VNC, which includes many new features, improvements, optimizations and bugfixes called Tight VNC. But RealVNC works for me, so I might give TightVNC in the future.
Now that the server is running, I need to use the client to view my Windows Desktop from mac. Introducing Chicken of the VNC, free VNC client for Mac OS X.
Connecting is easy, just enter the server IP address and password. Now you can view your Windows Desktop from a remote location. You can also connect from across the internet.
Now, what if you want to connect to your Mac OS X from another computer? You can use OSXvnc. Itâ€™s a free VNC server for Mac OS X.