Remote access to ones desktop computer has been around for a long time.
However, with the growth of netbooks, remote control software developers are finding new uses for these old products.
Since netbooks are designed to be light on processing power and hard
disk space, they are not ideal devices for running full scale
applications. However, by accessing these applications, which are on
your desktop (office) computer, through a remote access program, you
might get more out of your netbook than you think.
With more and more computers with built in wireless broadband and of
course able to access the Internet wirelessly, accessing your
applications on a remote PC, from a netbook might not be as improbable
as it sounds.
Logmein’s press release reads LogMeIn is now offering netbook
manufacturers and wireless broadband service providers the ability to
deliver the power of desktop computing on a netbook. The new LogMeIn
Partner Program for Netbooks allows OEMs and wireless operators to
pre-install LogMeIn products for remote access and support on the
netbook, giving users simple, one-click access to their full-featured
remote PC or Mac, and providing IT service providers with easy access
to support netbook users.
Ideally, accessing a hosted application is the best way to go, but
accessing an application on your desktop, through remote PC access
could be a decent compliment.