This is my software discovery of the day: RealVNC. I was looking for an easy way to print from my laptop over my wireless network to my USB printer attached to the desktop. I read someone saying they use VNC for this so I checked it out. It’s not the simple solution for printing that I was looking for, but it does seem like a terrific way for me to control my desktop remotely – over the wireless network at home or over the net from afar.

RealVNC comes in a variety of flavours. I’m using the free edition. I have the server version installed on the desktop and the viewer installed on my laptop. Installation was idiot proof and took 30 seconds. Now I can run my desktop from my laptop. It’s faster and simpler than any other remote control system I’ve tried in the past.

Now… can anyone suggest a way to print?