Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by verbal, May 7, 2008.
Can anyone break down the differences between these for me?
With ARD, you can use it to push out software, updates and such but you have to pay for it. With screen sharing, you can use a vnc viewer to control your mac and it's free.
If you have to ask, you probably don't have much use for ARD.
Read here for more details: http://www.apple.com/remotedesktop/
Screen Sharing is just for basic remote controlling and file sharing. ARD is primarily for use by those with lots of Macs to support. I use it for silent installs of the apps I support (Manually installing Creative Suite CS3 + all updates makes me suicidal, so ARD has helped me keep my sanity).
I use Screen Sharing when I'm in the living room pretending to watch some crappy reality TV show with my wife and I want to control my Mac Pro three rooms away while sitting on the couch with the ol' PowerBook in my lap.