How to: Connect to your Mac Remotely through VNC
If you have a Mac and broadband and you want to remotely administer your Mac or someone elses, you should be using Apple’s Remote Desktop (a bit of lipstick on the VNC pig with that name).
Setting up a VNC server enables you to connect to your home or office Mac from any computer running a VNC client, meaning you can access and use your Mac desktop from Windows, Linux, or even another Mac. Likewise, you can connect to other peoples Macs too.
You can easily configure your own Mac for screen sharing, and connect to other Macs too.
There are a lot of ways to start or connect to a VNC server and to use VNC on a Mac, perhaps the easiest way to connect to someone elses Mac is done through the Messages app of Mac OS X. If you are interested, we have a nice post directing people on how to set this up.
While Mac OS includes it’s own built-in VNC app, you can also download a third party VNC client, such as Chicken of the VNC (free) or Real VNC. Check it out!