Just a quick question, although I fear I know the answer.
I've just got myself a new Mac mini for my living room-TV. Being a newcomer to the "Mac experience", I just assumed a mature, Unix-based OS such as OS X would provide some way to remotely connect to the computer and "use" it (like Window's Remote Desktop, or Linux X11).
So far the only thing I've been able to do is to use VNC (a.k.a "Screen Sharing" in the Mac OS X menus) to "copy" the screen of the Mac to my laptop (WinXP) using TighVNC. But the experience is dissapointing:
- A single user session
- The session is "echoed" in the monitor that is connected to the Mac (in this case, the living room tv)
- Slow, slow, slow (I'm using a 54 MBs wifi connection, so that shouldn't be the experience)
- No "local" (ie, to the laptop from where I'm connecting) sound
- "Clunky Feeling": no keyboard shortcuts, nothing similar to the "full screen" experience of a RDP session
Googling around I've found that there are some 3rd party products for this, but they seem aimed to the server market, or some "kludges" like having all users logged in to the machine, and have each one start their own VNC server (which in any case, gives the same "experience")
I'm beginning to see that there is no solution for this, but I'd like to have some confirmation from those more knowledgeable than myself.
Thanks a lot