thanks-VNC doesn\'t appear to be mac compatible, tho.
I\'m trying to get my brain around this, so please excuse my densenesss, but you\'re able to access your music software on one machine from another, w/o having to have a dedicated monitor and keyboard or KVM kind of setup? is it stable and reliable in the heat of battle?
seems like an awefully cool idea if it works reliably. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Hi John, VNC can be used with any Java capable browser so it should run on a Mac.
Using remote desktop software of any type isnt flawless - I sometimes dont see name changes come up in the Giga database and have to refresh the page. Perhaps it would run smoother on a gigabit network. Also, you cant use the software until the slave machine is fully loaded up and on the network. If it is having trouble booting up you wont know why unless you plug a monitor straight into it.
The benefits outweigh the problems though, I hear of peoples KVM boxes crashing the system, I dont have the box and cables taking up space and have never had to outlay money on a KVM box.
Also, for me most tweaks are made with the song stopped so it doesnt really affect what i do. I usually load up a Giga template and thats the end of it.
i\'m using RD every day be it in a LAN (to avoid the noise of servers) or via internet - it\'s absolutely stable and you can select which devices to map on your remote desktop. to RD a giga machine the most important setting is *use sound device on remote machine*
ps: didn\'t use timbuktu for years, so my info might be a little bit outdated, but IIRC it maps devices and not the desktop