Powerbook G4 as a monitor

Posted on 2004-10-28
Last Modified: 2013-11-24
I have a G4 powerbook and G3 desktop....  how can I use the powerbook as a monitor for the G3 desktop..??    My desk space is limited and I don't want to clutter it up with another monitor...??  
Question by:coachd
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    Hardware-ly, as far as I know, it is almost can't be done.  Powerbook has video out, but no video in, unless you want analog video in.

    But using software, you can do it via ethernet or wirelessly.  You can use :
    - Apple Remote Desktop from your powerbook to remote your G3 desktop.

    - VNC viewer on your powerbook to remote your G3 desktop (equipped with VNC server).  VNC available as freeware.
    you can download VNC server @
    recommended VNC viewer : Chicken of the VNC :

    Good luck.

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