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Take Control of Screen Sharing in Snow Leopard by Glenn Fleishman

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Options for Screen Sharing

When sharing a screen between two computers, you have quite a number of screen-sharing options. How can you decide which of those methods is best for you? Let's narrow it down:

  • If you want to control a screen from an iPhone or iPod touch: Read Share with iPhone Apps (p. 71). (To use an iPhone app as a replacement for a keyboard and mouse only, see Control a Computer That Lacks a Keyboard and Mouse, above.)

  • If one of the computers is running 10.4 Tiger or earlier, or it uses Windows, Linux or another operating system, then you should use VNC or Skype, both described later in this section.

  • If both Macs are running 10.5 Leopard or later, consult Table 2-1 to learn what's possible and then keep reading to narrow your options. ...

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