With Back to My Mac and iChat screen sharing, remote control options feature heavily on the Sparta List
of Leopard features. Now, the remote control tool LogMeIn Free
, in beta for the Mac
since June, has reached release status. With the free client you can initiate or accept remote control sessions, cross-platform and through most firewalls. It's great for family support or switcher hand-holding. The 5.5 MB client can be downloaded now, and you can use it once you register with LogMeIn.
LogMeIn has a heavy following among IT pros, who may subscribe to the industrial-strength IT Reach
version of the product for additional features. Having a Mac client as a full peer helps remind those systems managers that there's a different-thinkin' crowd out there in the market.