Remote Desktop Reviews

Sharma, Shashi Shashi.Sharma "at" brooks.com
Wed, 13 Mar 2002 17:26:47 +0000


I would be very suprised if Konqueror runs ActiveX plugin. ActiveX is not
code neutral ie it doesnt uses bytecode so it should not be able to say take
ActiveX from Win32 platform and run  unmodified in linux platform. just my
2p
-shashi

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex K. Angelopoulos [mailto:alex "at" bittnet.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 9:18 AM
To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
Subject: Re: Remote Desktop Reviews


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
and
: the article missed that too?)
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: Gabor
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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.
:
: Enjoy the read.
:
: http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,85863,tk,prx,00.asp
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