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4. The Internet and Other Networks > 40. Control Another Computer Remotely

Control Another Computer Remotely

Use this open source remote control software to access other machines from your device.

Wouldn’t it be nice to access the desktops of other computers when you only have access to your BlackBerry? It turns out you can by using Virtual Network Computing software, or VNC. VNC allows you to remotely control another computer across a network. You have access to the keyboard and mouse, and you can even send a Ctrl-Alt-Delete to a Windows computer to shut it down. For Windows and Linux, you should check out the free TightVNC program (http://www.tightvnc.com). It is compatible with most VNC clients, but will optimize bandwidth when used with TightVNC-compatible clients. Mac users can use the free OSXvnc (http://www.redstonesoftware.com/vnc.html). There is VNC support in recent versions of Mac OS X (check out Apple Remote Desktop in System Preferences Sharing).


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