[thelist] Remote Desktop Client on XP Home?

David Siedband technique at oceanicsky.com
Tue Jul 5 17:52:45 CDT 2005

I would recommend RealVNC on the windows machine.  I've set this up for 
a few people in my family who I help with things remotely.  On the mac, 
you may also want to have a look at VNCthing.  I've been using that 
client for a while and have been pleased with it.  I assume you want to 
do this to test how your layouts present in the windows browsers.  I 
did this for a while, but eventually went back to using the windows 
machine directly because I didn't like the lag of VNC on the local 

On Jul 5, 2005, at 7:02 AM, Jono Young wrote:

> Yes, I am trying to access the browsers on my PC (IE5, 5.5 6, etc.) 
> from my Mac.  My PC is running XP Home, and my Mac is running 10.4.1.  
> I have basic knowledge of Windows XP Professional/Home - I have never 
> owned a PC until now - so it's difficult to get things done.
> [ ... ]
> 1.  RealVNC or TightVNC on the PC, Chicken of the VNC on the Mac
> 2.  KVM switch
> 3.  Synergy
> I have never used a Remote Desktop Client on Mac or PC, but my initial 
> understanding was that it was the best way to accomplish my goal of 
> testing PC browsers from my Mac.  Being able to test the PC browsers 
> on my Mac is more important (at this point) than how I accomplish the 
> feat.  I'm just looking to have everything at my fingertips, all from 
> my Mac.
> Thanks for the tips and help this far,
> Jono

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