"Hardware version of VNC" revisited - $200 vnc client

Lee Allen lee "at" leadtec.com
Sat, 23 Mar 2002 00:44:21 +0000


'vncviewer' most definitely is included (I just evaluated one), and it is
listed on their web site:
http://www.thenicstore.com/nic/softwarefaq.html

Lee Allen
Leadtec Systems, Inc.

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From: "Gabor D. Kiss" <gkiss "at" telcordia.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 7:20 PM
Subject: "Hardware version of VNC" revisited - $200 vnc client


> Stuart,
>
> This looks really interesting. A hardware vnc client based on linux.
> Everything you need except a monitor. $200. WOW
>
> I took a look and I didn't see VNC among the software that comes with it.
> They talk about Netscape, and of course you can use that to see the vnc
> server, but I got the impression that the standalone vnc viewer was also
> part of the deal. Is that true and they just don't menion it on the
> website?
>
> Gabor
>
>
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>                     "Lee Allen"
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>
>
>
> When this topic came up a month ago, it led to some discussion about the
> NIC, the New Internet Computer, from the New Internet Computer Company.
> This was a bit off-topic because the original post was about a VNC server
> and the NIC is a client.
>
> The NIC is a $199 box that is a prepacked, ready-to-go Linux system.  It
> comes with Netscape and VNC and a variety of other "client" applications,
> including Citrix, VT emulation, etc.
>
> I have completed my evaluation of this product for use with our system.  I
> love it.  We will be using it as a "zero administration" dedicated VNC
> workstation.  I highly recommend it for anyone who needs a dedicated VNC
> workstation, or VNC + Netscape.
>
> The process of setting up the device is the simplest I have ever seen.
> Your
> grandmother could pull it off (especially if Grannie maintains a DHCP
> server).
>
> Details: $199 includes the following
> - PR 300Mhz Via Cyrix processor
> - 64 MB RAM
> - 8 MB Flash memory
> - 24x CD-Rom  (it boots from CD)
> - USB ports (2)
> - Serial ports (2)
> - 56K Modem
> - 10/100 base-T Ethernet
> - keyboard
> - mouse
> - speakers
>
> If you look carefully at this list you will note the monitor is not
> included, nor is a hard disk.  Hard disk is not needed and is not
> supported.
>
> I made some slight modifications to the stock CD so it automatically
starts
> VNC and gets the VNC host IP address from a file in flash memory.  I would
> be glad to share those modifications.
>
> Lee Allen
> Leadtec Systems, Inc.
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