Maybe I am tired (I am) but there does not seem to be a whole lot of information* pertaining to my questions. Is LogMeIn Free too good to be true or is it actually that good?
Please answer Yes or No** if I and/or my client will be able to do the following:
1) I want to be able to install LogMeIn Free onto a new, untouched iMac with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and walk away 2) I want to be able to to download and install software from the web onto the host 3) I want to be able to setup mail accounts on the host 4) My client wants to be able to blog and comment on the web from the host*** 5) My client wants to be able to create and save documents on the host 6) My client wants to be able to open remote documents and print them to the REMOTE printer 7) My client wants to be able to upload files from the host to the web via FTP 8) I want to be able to use a Windows XP laptop as "a terminal" with full admin privileges over the host's OS and system preferences 9) I want to be able to use an iPhone 3G as "a terminal" with full admin privileges... (see above) 0) I want to be able to restart the machine if necessary. (Meaning, if it is already on and requires a restart, nobody should have to physically be there. The plan is for this machine to be on 24-7 with a backup power supply that is checked once per month.)
So, to do all that above which does not include the desire or ability to "transfer files between computers, print documents from your remote computer to a local printer, share files with others and more," will LogMeIn Free do all this? Seems too good to be true. Or do I need Pro and will that do all of the above?
*There isn't even a list of system requirements that I can find. Mac OS X and Windows are pretty generic terms. Which leads me to assume that if the connection was at 12KBps or higher, I could control a host Mac with OS X 10.1 using a client PC with Windows 95 on it. Surely, I could not use such antiquated hardware and software or could I? No matter. The ten items above will suffice.
***Which IP would show up in those comments, the host's or the client's?
Disclaimers: 1) No, I am not looking to discuss why I need to be able to do these nine items. That isn't my business. 2) No, neither I am nor my client is planning to do anything illegal but it sure seems like LogMeIn could easily attract such a user base for their nefarious deeds. Me? I'm just a curious fellow who likes to avoid surprises. My client? He's a certifiable privacy nut who loves golf and doesn't want to get in dutch any more than he already has with the wife (whose name is not Elin;). Although, I am sure he'll have somebody set up an overseas proxy for the IP anyway. Plus, I don't want to have to be in town any longer than it takes A) to plugin the generator, the iMac, the modem and the printer, and B) to download and install LogMeIn Free.
Below is a self reply (from a different screen name since LogMeIn made me create a new screen name even though I logged in using the same account from yesterday) relaying what I received from Jessica (thank you!) at LogMeIn:
1) Y 2) Y, software is installed from the web but cannot be done remotely 3) Y 4) Y 5) Y 6) Y 7) Y 8) Y 9) Y 0) N
LogMeIn Free and Pro2
On the host computer (The computer you are connecting to): * Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) * Server 2008 (32-bit or 64-bit) * Vista (32-bit or 64-bit) * XP (32-bit or 64-bit) * Server 2003 (32-bit or 64-bit) * Windows 2000 or Server 2000 (32-bit) * Mac OS X 10.4.6 or later (LogMeIn Free only)
Also, we strongly recommend that the host computer have a constant Internet connection (cable, ISDN, DSL or better).
On the local client computer: * Windows 7 * Windows Vista * XP, Server 2003, Server 2008 (all including 64-bit) * Windows ME * NT4 * Windows 2000 * Mac OS 10.4 and up
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