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Best way to remote access a MAC from a PC?

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I need a simple way to remote access a MAC from a PC.  The MAC is running OSX and the PC is running XP Pro.  Both PCs are in different locations and are behind firewalls, but I have access to both and can open whatever ports I need to.  Is there a simple inexpensive way to do this?
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by:chingmd
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There are two ways off the top of my head:

Command line only:  turn on the SSH server  

VNC remote access for desktop access:  

Both of these can be turned on in the System Preferences --> Sharing

You'll want screen sharing and remote login
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by:AJVienna
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For the VNC solution you will need a client on Windows side. E.g. www.TightVNC.com.
For the ssh solution you will need a ssh client on Windows side. E.g. putty from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
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Hi guys.  Actually, I ended up using logmein and it worked perfectly.  Better yet..it was free.  
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