confused with realvnc, tightvnc, xf4vnc, etc
Sat Dec 14 13:59:02 2002
I am a great fan of VNC largely because it lets me access my Linux X
sessions over the Internet from a Windows machine anywhere. I would
also like to be able start offering a Linux "terminal services" type of
solution to my customers instead of th MS one.
I started with the AT&T VNC (now RealVNC) and then discovered Alan
Hourihane's excellent xf4vnc project and started using his Xvnc program
as a drop-in replacement. The thing that took me to xf4vnc was the
support for TrueType fonts that comes with the XFree86 version 4; this
immediately solved all the font problems that I had been having.
Then I discovered TightVNC, which claims a number of benefits but seems
to have the same fonts problems as RealVNC.
Here's the question that I still have after quite some looking around:
If I must have TrueType fonts and bandwidth optimisation is also very
important, how can I find out what each of these alternatives has to