Comments on: Fog Creek Copilot http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/265/fog-creek-copilot Mac & Technology Writings by Daniel Jalkut Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:19:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Andy Lee http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/265/fog-creek-copilot/comment-page-1#comment-49794 Wed, 31 Jan 2007 15:33:31 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/265/fog-creek-copilot#comment-49794 I want to check out Copilot, because I help the non-techies in my family with their Macs, and you know how that can get. “VNC with no configuration hassles” is a terrific nutshell description that locks the product in my mind as something I want to try.

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By: Bob Peterson http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/265/fog-creek-copilot/comment-page-1#comment-48111 Sat, 27 Jan 2007 14:00:33 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/265/fog-creek-copilot#comment-48111 Good for PC users, but it may be too late to compete on a Mac.

I welcome products like this. I even wrote about the need for it back in 2004: http://emperor.tidbits.com/webx?14@@.3c525277

History note: Netopia once made a version of Timbuktu called Housecall, which did the same thing as Copilot. When They stopped supporting it, the app became useless as it needed Netopia’s servers to initiate the connection.

http://db.tidbits.com/article/05509

The competition will come from Apple itself. Built into the O/S. iChat Screen Sharing does what Copilot does. I suspect it uses AOL via iChat to just initiate the connection. So it is possible it may fail when firewalls are present, whereas Copilot routes through their servers, presumably through HTTP/HTTPS.

Copilot presumably works across platforms: A Mac user supporting a PC user, for instance. Copilot requires your browser to keep cookies for maintaining your payment “receipt”. I’d have to tell OmniWeb to continue to delete cookies on exiting, but save the ones from copilot.com.

Oh, and while researching my post, I found this Mac-only iChat tool available today:

http://www.trnmag.com/Stories/2004/063004/Interface_blends_screen_and_video_063004.html

http://www.showmacster.com/index.shtml

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By: Jan http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/265/fog-creek-copilot/comment-page-1#comment-47740 Fri, 26 Jan 2007 16:27:31 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/265/fog-creek-copilot#comment-47740 Nice!

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