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posted on September 7th 2009, at 20:34
by lunarg
Did you know that since version 10.4, Mac OSX has a VNC server built in? It was originally implemented to have remote control and management. Since 10.5 (where Apple Remote Desktop was implemented for remote managing), they have renamed it to screen sharing, but the principal remains the same.

To enable it, follow the instructions below.

The following guidelines are for Mac OSX 10.6, but they are roughly the same for other versions.

Open System Preferences.

Find the icon that says Sharing.

In the list of services at the left, select and enable Screen Sharing by ticking its checkbox.

By default, no authentication is set, and so, you cannot yet use VNC. To set the password, click o  ...

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