[NOTE: Below is the original text as written for using VNC with Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4). But, if you are using Leopard or Snow Leopard, there is a much simpler way. I've written a post called How to Connect With Screen Sharing.]
VNC support is built right into
Tiger. This means you can remote control your mac from another
Mac, PC or even your Palm or
However the functionality is a bit hidden. Here
are the simple steps
set it up. Remember this is TIGER not Panther.
If you want
to do it on panther it is not built in. Try these folks: http://www.redstonesoftware.com/vnc.html
1. Open System Preferences.
2 Choose Sharing
3. Turn On Apple Remote Desktop
4. This will force a sheet to drop down. Turn
on VNC and give it a password. You will need this password
each time you log into this Mac.
5. Be sure to Open the firewall to allow VNC traffic to come
6. Now go get a free copy of Chicken of the VNC
at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/cotvnc/ (You
cant just use a browser it won't work- you must use a VNC client
like Chicken of the VNC)
7. Open up Chicken of the VNC and choose Open
Connection from the Connection menu.
Host is the IP address of the mac you wish to
Display Port is set to 5900 by default.
You can see a Video Tutorial For VNC. Or try VNC
the biggest problem.