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Old 09-02-2005, 04:47 AM   #1
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realvnc, ultravnc, tightvnc

what's with all these vnc softwares? any recommendations on which is better? from what i quickly gathered. realvnc is corporate while tightvnc is open source. ultravnc is more for windows. so i'm thinking tightvnc is the best? I also heard some issues with speed among the two. Someone using a realvnc server but a tightvnc client? I'd like to hear you guys' opinions.
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don't forget x2vnx
it's a great way to have windows and *nix screens on your desk and just the one kb/mouse
Old 09-02-2005, 05:34 AM   #3
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RealVNC (free edition) is the original. TightVNC is optimized for low-bandwidth. UltraVNC has lots of extra features for Windows. They are all under GPL. See this SlashDot article for more information (or lack thereof):
Old 09-02-2005, 05:51 AM   #4
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But why not use FreeNX. You could just display one X11 application at a time and have better speed?
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i just googled freenx for a bit, and it sounds like it's better than vnc. I'll try it out, thanks for the tip!
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Ditto - I've been umming and ahhing on vnc for a while.
This might be worth a look.


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