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2006-10-23 October iMeeting Agenda + follow-ups: VNC and RSS
« on: October 04, 2006, 10:14:18 pm »

! ! ! ! New Meeting Location ! ! ! !

Nepean Public Library Rm 1B
(Inside Ben Franklin Place)

Video Directions:


1. Club Business -- Club executive election overview -- Ferriss High

2. Control your Mac remotely for FREE -- Ben Schmidt
3. Futuristic painting with Photoshop -- Lynda Matsumoto

4. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) 'really' saves you time -- Paul Timmins
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Re: 2006-10-23 October iMeeting Agenda
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2006, 07:31:54 pm »
2. Control your Mac remotely ...for FREE

Here are some links from the October 23rd presentation,
Secretary, Mugoo

Apple positions OS X's built-in Apple Remote Desktop server to be used in an academic or computer lab situation, and sells the cliient in 10-pack and unlimited seat packages:

But sometime beginning around OS X 10.3 possibly, but by OS X 10.4 for sure, Apple changed the free built-in Desktop sharing server included with OS X:

       Apple menu --> System Preferences... --> Sharing --> Apple Remote Desktop

to run over open-source VNC (virtual network computing) protocols. This now allows you to control a Mac running a recent version of OS X from another computer using a VNC client, such as the free Chicken of the VNC client:

Nor are you restricted to controlling this Mac from another Mac -- you can use any computer for which a VNC client is available --- which is a wide range, including the Windows implementation recommended and tested by our own AdminMan, UltraVNC:

Of course there is an extra step if the remote Mac, to be controlled, is behind a router: either temporarily remove the router or enable port-forwarding in the router to allow VNC protocols to pass through it.  And a fair bit of time was spent in the presentation suggesting that those with means and newbie Mac users whom they wish to support might be better served by a commercial remote desktop product such as Netopia's venerable Timbuktu Pro:
available for free evaluation:
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Re: 2006-10-23 October iMeeting Agenda
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2006, 12:08:21 am »
RSS feed links:

Here is an explanation of RSS you might want to read --

Here is Google's online reader home page --

Here is NetNewsWire Lite's home page --