Windows to Mac Screen Sharing

My old black macbook has been collecting dust for no reason whatsoever, so I decided to use it as the dev machine for our HCI class (CS147) since none of my team members had their own mac machines. Surely setting up a windows-to-mac screen sharing session couldn’t be too hard!

Unfortunately Mac’s fantastic screen sharing implementation doesn’t play well with Windows. You can connect to it with a VNC client (I recommend TightVNC) but its incredibly slow.

An easy fix is to use the awesome Vine VNC Server for OS X on your mac, and connect to it with TightVNC.To get that  buttery smooth feel, use TightVNC’s CoRRE encoding as your compression medium. Boom! A usable remote desktop connection from a windows to a mac box.

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