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Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.
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The remote desktop need to be enabled on your home computer. If you have routers, firewalls and so on then they need to be set up, see the how to at the link.
And of course you need to know the IP-address of your home computer (the DHCP address provided by your IP) to be able to connect to it.
Yes it should work if your workplace has set up their network to allow such connections. You're going to need to talk to your IT folks about this as I seriously doubt that you're going to be able to do it on your own.
Actually, it can be done the Windows way, provided you set up a VNC server on your Windows box and have some sort of secure connection (like a VPN or SSH tunnel) between your home box and your Windows box. I'm not familiar with setting up those sorts of servers on Windows, but I'm pretty sure it can be done. You don't want to run VNC directly over the Internet as is transmits everything in clear text.
If you are running VNC all by itself, yes. You are really running the rist that someone could be intercepting the traffic and could learn your usernames and passwords, thus leading to them cracking your machine. As long as you run VNC over a VPN or SSH tunnel, you should be safe enough.