What exactly is a remote desktop client?

Question by bazoo: What exactly is a remote desktop client?
I don’t wish to appear stupid, but my Mac is telling me I can download an update for remote desktop client. Don’t know if I need one. I have a PC running Windows and a Mac running OS X (I think) and I have a router, a modem and a printer that both of them use. I have no idea what a remote desktop client is. Thanks for any help.

Best answer:

Answer by Ben
Remote Desktop Client is a program (for both Windows and OS X) to let you control another computer. Basically, you get a Windows showing the other computer’s desktop and you can run programs, etc. on the other computer. It’s great if you need to access stuff from work at home, or you have a really fast desktop and a slow laptop and you want to do intensive tasks.

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