Whenever I have a how-to computing question I usually hit up lifehacker. They seem to have the answer to most every question like this one: “What’s the best way to remote control my Mac from my PC?”. Here are some helpful posts on this topic. I’ll let them explain:
Why would I do this? My main development machine is a Windows XP laptop. Sometimes I offload running a PosgreSQL or MySQL database onto my Mac Mini. It’s nice to run these on OS X because I can ssh into the server and interact with the database on the command line like I do on production Linux machines. See: Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks for more on this.
But we don’t need the OS X desktop for this right? Since the Mac mini is already running on my desk, why not do some cross browser testing in safari? Play some music in iTunes? Sync an iPod? You get the idea. Hence the original question.
How do you use your mixed operating system computing environment?