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How can I remotely login to my Windows PC using my Mac?

I have a 15" Macbook Pro & a dual-screen Vista desktop. There are a few programs I occasionally use that are Windows-only. I'd like to be able to connect remotely to my PC from my Mac. I know of VNC, but that's a poor experience given the drastic difference in screen size between the two systems.

In a prefect world, I'd be able to connect remotely from the mac, go full-screen, and everything would sized for my 15" inch screen.

Is this possible? I'm currently running Vista (ugh) on the desktop, but I'm open to upgrading to Windows 7 (although there's a million versions).

Update: To be clear, I want to control my PC desktop from my Mac laptop, in a way that address the different screen sizes.

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marked as duplicate by Arjan, Troggy Feb 14 '10 at 16:32

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Out of many other duplicates, the one with the best title: "How can I remotely login to my Windows PC using my Mac?" at superuser.com/questions/7257/… –  Arjan Feb 14 '10 at 7:52
    
Grah. None of those address the disparity in screen size between the two systems, unless I'm missing something. –  Bill Reardon Feb 15 '10 at 6:30
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TeamViewer is also very nice (and free). You can set it up that it only works inside your LAN. This way it does not connect to the master server.

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To control the PC from the Mac you can use Microsoft's Remote Desktop

If you want to do the reverse, you can use VNC as you said but I prefer to use LogMeIn for this as I don't have to worry about network configurations or anything. It works inside the browser but you can bump it to full screen.

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