VNC Mangager only free for personal use

Klaas-Jan Doeven kjdoeven "at" hetnet.nl
Mon, 11 Mar 2002 09:33:41 +0000


A few comments, hints, tips, for both developers.
I took the liberty of putting down some pros and cons of both apps.
This is only my opinion and experience off course!

I already 'spoke' to the man behind VNCon, but still:
-VNCon doesn't handle the exit program that well (one can end up with tons
of icons in the tray)
-and it start a new session every time one starts VNCon (i think
unnecessary)
-I get often fatal crashes (access violation at address BF153C3 in module
GDI32.DLL)
- i believe it doesn't handle dos boxes and commands/key strokes that well
(the original VNC does that better)
(sometimes a key seems to be 'stuck') (i also tried different VNCX.dll's)
-need of this 3-party VNCX.dll
-misses the meaning/explanation of the button when pointing mouse cursor on
the buttons.


-It is small and fast
-has a 'scanner'
-has a nice GUI
-has a built in zoom option, (very handy!)
-is free!!

VNC Manager 1.0.16:
-is quit slow in starting up
-misses a 'send Ctrl-ALt-Del' command in his GUI.
-no different views possible (only a 'list' view)
-is not 'free'
-when using built in viewer no automatic stretch.
-and it start a new session every time one starts VNC Manager (i think
unnecessary)

-one can divide all the pc's in groups (handy for if one has many computers
to control)
-has built in 3 options: Java, orig. VNC, and it's own interface.

overall: VNC Manager uses a lot more memory and takes 5 threads (why?) VNCon
much less memory, only 1 thread.

So my choose is still VNCon

Again, this is no offence but just my opinion and kind of a bug/tip report.
I think you both did a good job!!

good luck
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