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Screen Sharing
Authored by: rick2point0 on Oct 25, '07 08:20:14AM

Will this only work if you are using a 10.5 Mac and trying to connect to another 10.5 Mac? What if I have a Mac running 10.5 and the Mac I am trying to control is on 10.4 or 10.3.9? Right now I am using Chicken of the VNC and they are using VineServer. Can they continue with VineServer and I will be able to connect to them with the 10.5 Screen Sharing app? Just curious.



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Screen Sharing
Authored by: ScottTFrazer on Oct 25, '07 11:02:09AM

The screen sharing worked last night for me connecting from my MBP running 10.5 to my MacMini G4 running 10.4 just peachy. I had previously been using Apple's RDC product to do that, so I don't know what other setup might have been necessary if screen sharing hadn't been turned on already on the mini.



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Screen Sharing replaces Chicken of the VNC
Authored by: Rainy Day on Nov 09, '08 11:32:16PM

Yes, you can use Leopard's Screen Sharing app to connect to Mac's running older versions of Mac OS X.

Leopard's Screen Sharing app is just a VNC client (like Chicken of the VNC). It is the first time a VNC client has been included in the client version of Mac OS X. AFAIK, it is a normal VNC client, so can connect to any VNC server, even those running on Linux or Windoze boxes.

Keep in mind that even the client version of Tiger (and i think Panther too) has a built-in VNC server, which can be activated from System Preferences. So you do not necessarily need to run a non-Apple VNC server to control Mac's running older versions of Mac OS X.

I have a Mac on my LAN running Tiger, with Screen Sharing enabled in the System Preferences, and my Leopard Mac sees it automagically via Bonjour; double clicking its icon in the Finder automatically initiates a Screen Sharing session. Too cool!



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