[thelist] Re: Remote Desktop Client on XP Home?

Jonathan j at firebright.com
Mon Jul 4 16:09:09 CDT 2005

I use a very cool open source tool:

Its free, easy, and works across linux, Mac and windows.


Jono Young wrote:

> On Jul 4, 2005, at 2:41 PM, Maximillian Schwanekamp wrote:
>> Yup.  It's a small app too.
>> All this said, it sounds to me like VNC would be a suboptimal setup  for
>> you Jono - the Dell machine is in the same room as your Mac, right?
>> Perhaps you should consider a KVM switch (Keyboard-Video-Mouse).  You
>> use one keyboard, monitor and mouse to control multiple machines.  I
>> picked up a used Mac G3 for browser testing too, and got a $20 KVM
>> switch that works just fine.  In my case, I switch from Win to Mac  with
>> the keyboard (Scroll Lock twice, then arrow key).  The one I bought:
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817107250
> Yes, the Dell is right here.  Perhaps the KVM switch would be a  
> better option, given my lack of Windows and VPN experience.  I prefer  
> to use my Mac keyboard,  would that interfere with the KVM switching  
> at all?  I'll take a stab at the VNC setup - due to its economical  
> appeal - and if all else fails, I'll go KVM hunting.
> Thanks!

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