can i control my laptop remotely?

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  1. oliver_mac

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    guys,

    i need to configure my friends laptop remotely.
    he's in europe, i'm in singapore.
    i need to have access on his screen to see what's happening

    anyway of doing this.

    he has remote desktop client (as standard) but i don't have remote desktop manager.

    would vnc do this and how?

    tia
     
  2. johannes

    johannes PhilMUG Chairman
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    If you need access to his screen, then Leopard's Screen Sharing feature (via iChat) ought to do the trick. However, I believe both of you have to be on Leopards for this to work.
     
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    yup that is your best option if both of you running leopard
     
  4. oliver_mac

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    ah ok, i need an ichat account then right (.mac right)
     
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    there's also a work around for those who don't have .mac accounts.. just search around.
     
  6. jackfrost

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    you can just use vnc to control his computer
     
  7. oliver_mac

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    can i use my gmail account?
     
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    now we both log-in to ichat using our gmail account,
    but the "ask to share my screen" is grayed out, thus i can not use it.
    is this because we're using gmail.
    have to pay with .mac account that's why i use gmail
     
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    .mac has 30-day trial i suppose?
     
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    teamviewwer is the best
     
  11. oliver_mac

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    yes, i just used the trial version and it works!!!
    so remote screen sharing only works for .mac accounts.
    cool though!!!

    tnx guys
     
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    by the way its a 60 day trial so you get to spend enough time with it before it will expire. and by that time you think you need to sign up for the actual .mac account. If that is the case, then welcome to the club!! lol
     
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    Haha! My 60days are up on June 6th.

    I might hold out though. I want to see if the rumoured changes to .Mac really are true.

    Will probably pay after WWDC and if it's rolled out then.

    TUAW-Big changes coming to .mac
     
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    renew na. you have 4 days na lng. sayang ung mga nasimulan mo sa .mac mo hehe
     
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    Apple Remote Desktop is one of the best around.
     

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