Hey any one know of a free application i can use to remote desktop to my mac from windows?
As far as a cross platform solution PC -> MAC, VNC is the best solution. The slowness is likely due to a combination of the speed of your internet connection, the resolution on your mac, and the color depth you've chosen on your mac
I think best solution for you is :: VNC
or you can use this link.
Use VNC. On the Mac enable VNC access in
System Preferences =>
Screen Sharing. On the PC you need to install a VNC client such as RealVNC.
Another option: TeamViewer
Simple download and run for client, no installation needed for impromptu help sessions... (Still, you can install if you want to).
Works well enough, and is free for non-commercial use.
Any VNC client should be able to connect to a VNC server on the Mac.
See http://www.dssw.co.uk/blog/2007/05/14/a-vnc-server-is-included-in-mac-os-x-104/ for configuring VNC on the mac
Specifically, do you mean to remotely control a Mac OS X machine? Are you on a local LAN or over the internet?
I use the built in VNC server on Mac (System Preferences > Sharing > Remote Management > Computer Settings... > VNC Viewers may control screen with this password) and from Windows, Linux, or w/e I use a VNC client such as Tight VNC on Windows or vnc4viewer on Ubuntu.
If you are controlling over the internet you might look into logmein. I use that and it seems to be very reliable. It's not as fast as gotomypc in my experience but it's free.