Difference Between a Mac and a PC
PC stands for personal computer. But, one thing is for sure, the difference between a Mac and a PC is not in the name. It's actually branding that has given a particular identity to any non-Apple PC, thereby separating them from Mac products made by Apple. Yet, the Mac and anything referred to as a PC are all considered personal computers, with differences that remain in their individual operating systems.
Don't worry, though. Because Macs and PCs in general are all personal computers, they can be used to surf the Internet, open email, and all the other things you look for in a computer. They can also be networked together. In other words, there is not much difference in their purpose, as Mac parts and PC parts are basically the same.
Frequently Asked Questions
My MacBook came with a tiny white remote that has been working fine for the past 2 years then all the sudden stopped working? Do I need to change the batteries, or does it even have batteries?? I can't find anywhere to open it! Help!
It has a battery. You push the dimple in that is on thebottom. See the directions below.
How do you make the macbook remote work within parallels?
I want to present a powerpoint presentation on parallels with the macbook pro remote control. I have enabled it in the parallels menu; however, it still doesn't work.
The remote works fine with my mac, the problem is only with the parallels combination.
I'm not so sure that the remote will work in Windows. Your best bet would be to open the PowerPoint presentation in Keynote in OS X where the remote will definitely work.
How to unpair macbook and apple remote?
I have an apple tv and a macbook bro. And whenever im using the remote for my apple tv (which is by my desk), it always starts something up on the macbook, which is really annoying. So is there anyway to unpair my macbook witht he remote?
How to use remote access on Macbook Pro?
I have a Macbook pro with which I am trying to access a remote desktop from a secure website. Unfortunately whenever I attempt to connect to the desktop I get the following error message:
Your OS/platform is not supported for this component.
The website/remote access is provided by Juniper Networks. Does anyone know of a solution that is not going to need a Windows OS installation?
Thank you in advance.
I was getting at "remote access" is a very general term.
Microsoft loosely uses the the term "Windows Remote Access" and it variously applied to any one of these 3: Remote Dialup, VPN, or Remote Desktop. Third-party Windows partners also use the term for some products, for example: Citrix, BackToMyPC, etc.
Assuming that you mean one or more of the basic three Windows Remote Access methods...
If you were using Windows RAS dialup, you need to purchase a USB modem for your Mac. Once you've installed the software for it, got to the System Preferences and click on Network. Under the list of network interfaces, click on the lock symbol, if locked, and provide the admin password. Next, click the "+" button and select your modem from the popup list. Next, provide the information on the right (phone number, username, password). Click on the "Advanced..." button for options related to the modem/dialing mode/volume/DNS/WINS/Proxies/PPP. Once provided, click "Connect" and the modem will dial and connect you.
If you aren't using RAS dialup, but are using the basic Windows VPN, the procedure is similar. At the network setup page, click the "+" symbol and select "VPN" from the popup list. Select the VPN type (whichever is being used by your office, L2TP or PPTP) and provide a thoughtful name for it (e.g., "Work VPN"). Once you click "OK", on the right you can specify the server address, account name, encryption type, and authentication settings. Clicking on the "Advanced..." button will bring up additional options, such as setting up VPN on-demand (connects whenever you attempt to access the specified domain). Your office may use certificates to authenticate, make sure that you have a copy of yours (provided by your IT group) ready.
If you are using Windows Remote Desktop, you may need to setup a VPN connection first (it depends on how your office is setup), as above. After that, you need to download an install Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2 from microsoft.com. After that's installed, simply start your VPN connection (if required) then double-click on the Remote Desktop Connection icon in the Applications folder. Provide your login information.
If you are using VPN software other than the basic Windows one at your office, you need to follow directions provided by the vendor.
If you are using something like Citrix, you'll need to download the Citrix client and follow the vendor's instructions on setting up the client.
If you are using a different remote access technology, refer to the documentation provided by the vendor or publicly available (such as SSH tunnel to a DMZ server).
How do I use remote desktop on my MacBook Laptop running OS X Leopard to my PC running Windows Vista?
How can I set up remote desktop on my MacBook Laptop running OS X Leopard to connect to my PC at home running Windows Vista? Any help or advice on how to set up and use remote desktop will be greatly appreciated!
Use RealVNC as the easiest to implement solution for RD on both systems. http://www.realvnc.com/products/enterprise/
They have versions for Windows Mac and Linux.
Here is a good tutorial