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deathwarder

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#1 12 years ago

I have many computers in my house, and was wondering if there is a way to control them all from my computer in my room? So that I can utilize their idle time. Either have a program that tells me which ones are idle and lets me choose which one to start processes on, or one that does the choosing automaticly. I do a lot of video and audio converting and this would really speed things up. I am running windows xp media center, and the other computers are running home edition




marvinmatthew

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#2 12 years ago

Well, I can recomend two different programs for remotley controling your other PC's.

If you want something free, I recomend a program called Real VNC (http://www.realvnc.com/), it's a basic virtual network connection program, that allows you to view and control one computer from another. It's very basic, and has alomst no aditional features

If you are willing to dish out some money, Symantec's pcAnywhere (http://www.symantec.com/home_homeoffice/products/remote_pc_fax/pca12/index.html) is similar to VNC, but allows you to do a host of other things shuch as make file transfers between computers, and a number of other things I don't actually use.

Both programs are effective, and easy to use.




[TtgD] Lewis

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#3 12 years ago

i use vnc and logmein.com although logmein is muchmuch faster




Enterprise2002

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#4 12 years ago
lewis55i use vnc and logmein.com although logmein is muchmuch faster

I second that, logmein is very good. www.logmein.com Give it a try, it's free.




deathwarder

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#5 12 years ago

thanks, but what I am really looking for is either an option to run a program on another computer and have the i/o go through my computer, or have a program that automaticly runs the program on whatever computer has the lowest load




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#6 12 years ago

I think the term for it is task migration? Or maybe task transparency?