Saturday, September 01, 2007

Free Virtual Network Computing Remote Control Software

Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is a client/server software package that allows remote access to graphical desktops. Here's some information about VNC at TightVNC.org. The downloads are free under the GNU General Public License and available on several platforms.

2 comments:

Andrew said...

We use VNC extensively for remote technical support. We use a mix of TightVNC and UltraVNC (ultravnc.sourceforge.net). All of our Windows XP machine shave UltraVNC on them, and we use either TightVNC or UltraVNC at our end to go in and "remote control" the PC. TightVNC is best for users at remote sites since UltraVNC's default "auto" setting causes the display to refresh really slowly over the WAN links. UltraVNC is better on the LAN because it has a better full-screen mode and a toolbar (although TightVNC 1.3.x also has that).

We tried TightVNC 1.3.x when it was in beta and it kept crashing our machines in strange ways, so we reverted to 1.2.9. The display mirror driver on Windows (which both TightVNC 1.3.x and UltraVNC have) makes a *big* difference!

We only have 2 Solaris machines, our main application servers, but these are not enabled for remote X.

esofthub said...

Thanks for the insight andrew.