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Using my powerbookG4 as the display and keyboard for MacMini

I run ArcGIS (at work on windows) which only could work on an intel mac. I have a year and half-old powerbook G4. I don't want to buy a whole new system to run one app. though I have considered buying a mini. Could I theoretically use my laptop as the display and keyboard for the macmini unit?


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Not really, but worth noting is this.

In reply to: Using my powerbookG4 as the display and keyboard for MacMini

VNC for the Mac could let you project and control the mini from your laptop over the network. While great for some things I feel that for CAD and more it's not a viable solution. You can't connect the video output from the mini to your laptop because there is no compatible input on the laptop.

Since "it's work" related why isn't this a work expense? Let them pick up the tab?


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In reply to: Not really, but worth noting is this.

for work i just use their computers but id like to run the program at home,

thanks for the advice though, that was my primary concern, no input to connect the mini to the laptop.

does autocad run on mac's?

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