5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2012 3:29 PM by Asatoran
tailwheel234 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have an older PPC G5 with 10.5 running that I would like to remotely connect to from work.  The work computers are XP based.  I am hesitant to use PC based software on the G5 as the local network at my home already houses an XP computer that I can access easily throught Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection.  My question is, anyone know of a software (preferrably free) that will allow me to install on the work XP machine that will directly connect to the built in Mac Screen Sharing on my desktop at home?  I know it works, because I can access either machine from my laptop while on the road, but when i am in the office I can only get to the XP machine from the Microsoft RDC.  Any help/thoughts would be great!!

 

Thanks in advance!

  • 1. Re: Screen Sharing... PC to Mac
    tailwheel234 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello.... this microphone on???  Anyone have any thoughts??? 

  • 2. Re: Screen Sharing... PC to Mac
    Andbrowny Level 4 Level 4 (1,610 points)

    Hi I have used teamviewer with success cross platform, I haven't tested it on PPC though, although any vnc software light tightvnc should allow you to connect to the built in screen sharing in OSX. It may have an issue with your work firewall though, this is where teamviewer may be better.

  • 3. Re: Screen Sharing... PC to Mac
    Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (58,255 points)

    Use a VNC client on Windows in conjunction with OS Xs built in VNC server.  Search Google for instructions.

  • 4. Re: Screen Sharing... PC to Mac
    pavlos2001 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    i think you cant do this...

  • 5. Re: Screen Sharing... PC to Mac
    Asatoran Level 4 Level 4 (2,535 points)

    pavlos2001 wrote:

    tailwheel234 wrote:

     

    ...My question is, anyone know of a software (preferrably free) that will allow me to install on the work XP machine that will directly connect to the built in Mac Screen Sharing on my desktop at home? ...

    i think you cant do this...

    Assuming you're answering the original quesion of remote controlling a Mac from a WinXP machine, then as Templeton said, use a VNC client.  OSX's Screen Sharing is based on VNC.  I use the original AT&T VNC client just fine, although it hasn't been updated in many years so may not work well with other versions of Windows.

     

    Otherwise services like LogMeIn (also free) will allow remote controlling the Mac from other Macs, PCs, iPads, or iPhones.