Remote Desktop Reviews

Alex K. Angelopoulos alex "at" bittnet.com
Wed, 13 Mar 2002 17:19:06 +0000


Gabor, I think a writer that would sum up VNC with

"WinVNC is strictly for techies with a masochistic bent"

is going to miss a lot of things...:)

Interestingly enough,  pcAnywhere has asymmetric support but has
soft-pedaled it.  They developed   Java and an ActiveX clients in 1997 which
were put onto their CDs - and they have since done zero development.  AFAIK,
they still distribute the ActiveX/Java clients on every CD.

Timbuktu, in contrast, requires a client - a "light" one, but a preinstalled
client nonetheless.  This makes them relatively unusual in the field since
Citrix, Windows Terminal Services, and PCI NetSupport as a comparison all
offer ActiveX client controls which can be downloaded R/T from the server
into IE an even I believe Konqueror on Linux. (Could someone set me straight
on the last? I understand Konqueror has ActiveX support implemented, but I'm
not sure how far it goes).

<plug id=Tier6 type=shameless>
FYI, anyone who has to connect to a variety of systems remotely may be
interested in taking a look at the Tier6 package I put together.  It only
works on platforms with Internet Explorer 5+ supporting ActiveX :( at
present.  It allows rapid integrated connections via IP to VNC, Citrix,
pcAnywhere, Windows Terminal Services, and PCI NetSupport hosts.  The URL
is:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/puddleby/
</plug>


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gabor D. Kiss" <gkiss "at" telcordia.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 2002-03-13 10:21
Subject: Re: Remote Desktop Reviews


: Thanks for this posting. However the article misses the #1 pro for vnc in
: my mind, that it is asymmetrical. The remote machine doesn't need any
: particular software, just a web browser. Only the controlled machine needs
: to run vnc. Can any of the commercial packages do that? (Maybe they can
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: the article missed that too?)
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: I haven't seen this anywhere in the emails, but a friend of mine
: forwarded me this link regarding remote dekstop software.
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: I do like the description of "WinVNC is strictly for techies with a
: masochistic bent" - fairly accurate in my mind.  But I do love WinVNC.
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: Enjoy the read.
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: http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,85863,tk,prx,00.asp
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