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Re: [SLE] offside question - anyone using VNC with Linux?
- From: cwhitten@xxxxxxxxx (Chad Whitten)
- Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 11:16:50 -0500
- Message-id: <00062511183800.26731@morpheous>
I use quite often, both on windows and unix platforms. enables me to remotely
manage windows computers. check out www.workspot.com, sign up for a free linux
desktop through your webbrowser via vnc
On Wed, 21 Jun 2000, you wrote:
> It looks interesting, just wondering if anyone is playing with it and Linux
> (RH, SuSE, Turbo) already. Someone in one of the sites I look after "wants
> to use it" according to his mail's initial message, I don't think it will
> provide what he really wants as results, but for once he has supplied a lead
> to a package I am interested in using, as long as it isn't going to cause
> trouble on what is a 98% stable configuration.
> >From their webpage I quote
> "VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is, in essence, a remote
> display system which allows you to view a computing 'desktop' environment
> not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the
> Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures. "
> "No state is stored at the viewer. This means you can leave your desk, go to
> another machine, whether next door or several hundred miles away, reconnect
> to your desktop from there and finish the sentence you were typing. Even the
> cursor will be in the same place. With a PC X server, if your PC crashes
> or is restarted, all the remote applications will die. With VNC they go on
> It is small and simple. The Win32 viewer, for example, is about 150K in size
> and can be run directly from a floppy. There is no installation needed.
> It is truly platform-independent. A desktop running on a Linux machine may
> be displayed on a PC. Or a Solaris machine. Or any number of other
> architectures. The simplicity of the protocol makes it easy to port to new
> platforms. We have a Java viewer, which will run in any Java-capable
> browser. We have a Windows NT server, allowing you to view the desktop of a
> remote NT machine on any of these platforms using exactly the same viewer.
> (The NT server is not multi-user - see the documentation). And other people
> have ported VNC to a wide variety of other platforms. It is sharable. One
> desktop can be displayed and used by several viewers at once, allowing
> CSCW-style applications.
> It is free! You can download it, use it, and redistribute it under the terms
> of the GNU Public Licence. Both binaries and source code are available from
> the download page, along with a complete copy of this documentation. "
> url is "http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/index.html" for those who want to
> No, this is not an add for them, I just wanted to provide some basic data
> for comparison for those who don't want to link.
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