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Old 01-14-2008, 04:18 AM   #1
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VNC or other remote desktop that supports clipboard sync, file trasfer, audio..etc?

Here is a question that I would have thought would have been asked 100s of times but I just find threads that lead nowhere or have no responses. Perhaps I'm not searching well enough, but I thought I would ask anyway.

I'm looking for a VNC/PCAnywhere like program that works with Linux and Windows, as I often want to see my Linux desktop from Windows. I also sometimes may want to see a Windows desktop from Linux.

I would like to find a VNC/PCAnywhere like program that supports

File Transfer host to client and/or vice versa

Clipboard sync

desktop scailing, much like PCAnywhere

maybe an audio host to client?

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Old 01-14-2008, 12:34 PM   #2
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Well your question leaves a lot of questions, but I figure your talking about VMware or perhaps you could use the Xen kernel. The one thing that confuses me is that from your question it looks like you just want to be able to be sitting at a computer with no base OS and say bring up windows or bring up linux and be able to switch between them instantly, which is only possible if you setup a multiboot enviornment and then use vmware to bring up the other OS's from whatever your host is at the time, as that I've never tried this, I think this would require a fair amount of trails such that everything would be using the same MBR.

So short answer is grab vmware and work with that, you could probably do something really funky like a xen-based distro with vmware installed on it.
Old 01-14-2008, 04:16 PM   #3
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Actually, I already have Virtualbox running quite well. I am looking for a program much like VNC or PCAnywhere. A program where I can access my desktop over the internet from another computer.

I also tried to clear up my first post by rephrasing some things.

Sorry about the confusion.
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One option is to use TightVNC. It is available for Linux/Unix & Windows. You will want to use it through an ssh tunnel if you want to use it outside the LAN. Another option is to install Cygwin/X on the windows machine. You can easily run a program remotely then using X forwarding, but audio would run on the remote machine. The Windows remote desktop protocol is insecure (the authentication phase).

Your distro may already have TightVNC. If not, you can get more info at thier homepage:


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