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A simple but effective speed-up tip for VNC connections
Authored by: AaronAdams on Sep 19, '05 10:39:00AM

If you're running Windows XP, you can use Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection client for Mac together the "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer" option in the Remote tab of System Properties in XP. That'll be a whole lot faster.



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A simple but effective speed-up tip for VNC connections
Authored by: Gigacorpse on Sep 19, '05 10:41:31AM

Isn't that only good for connecting to a XP machine from the Mac? It doesn't work the other way around, does it?

Also, RDC will require a XP Pro machine, as Home doesn't suport RDC connections.



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A simple but effective speed-up tip for VNC connections
Authored by: dcipjr on Sep 19, '05 10:49:34AM

Yup, Microsoft's Remote Desktop runs on XP Pro, 2003 Server, and 2000 Advanced Server. Since I doubt anyone here is running 2003 or Advanced Server, for our purposes, XP Pro.

If you're looking to connect to a XP Pro PC from your Mac, though, without question, Remote Desktop is the way to go. In general, I'm not a fan of Microsoft products, but they did a damn good job on Remote Desktop. It's fast, you can share printers and drives, and you can turn off stuff like desktop patterns automatically. On a fast connection, for basic stuff, it's almost as good as sitting at the computer.



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A simple but effective speed-up tip for VNC connections
Authored by: AaronAdams on Sep 19, '05 12:30:38PM

Oops, you're right. I misread the hint. (I had an early, long morning.) Anywho, RDC is a really good way to connect to your Win XP box from your Mac. ;)



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