TightVNC

Michael Milette tng "at" cyberus.ca
Thu, 10 Jan 2002 21:00:35 +0000


If you want to use it with Win9x/ME over a slow modem connection, I highly 
recommend TightVNC. Besides the compression, the latest release of TightVNC 
includes a bug fix which eliminates the drain and potential crashing of the 
VNC server during the initial transfer of the desktop image. After all, 
there is little point in crashing the machine you are trying to help.

Other than that, there are a few other enhancements included in TightVNC 
which are not part of the basic WinVNC.

Development and maintenance of TightVNC also appears to more active these 
days so bug fixes are more likely to be included in it although this could 
change at any time (who knows what those guys are up to).

So why use AT&T's VNC? The only reason that I can think of only affects you 
if you want to use it on a platform that is not supported. VNC is available 
for more platforms than any of its offsprings.

Don't forget to also consider TridiaVNC (http://www.tridiavnc.com/) if you 
are looking for something with official support. It has a similar set of 
features (if not more) to those included in TightVNC. If you run into any 
problems, you have the comfort of knowing you have someplace to call to get 
immediate help  in addition to discussion forums like this one.

                                 Michael Milette

At 09:50 AM 2002-01-10, you wrote:
>Just curious if anyone has use this version of VNC?  I am thinking about
>using it but how does it compare in the realworld to regular VNC?
>http://www.tightvnc.com/
>
>Andrew Krug, MCP
>IT Manager
>Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
>100 North Pitt Street
>Suite 400
>Alexandria, VA 22314
>P:703.683.8416
>F:703.683.8417
>E:akrug "at" amcp.org
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