VNC 4.0 Beta 3

Jeff Boerio
Tue Jul 29 22:13:00 2003

On Mon, 2003-07-28 at 13:48, Mike Miller wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, William Hooper wrote:
> > Li, Charles said:
> > > What is the difference between realvnc and tightvnc?
> > > Which is better?
> >
> > What is the difference between blue and red?
> They are that different now?

blue and red have been different for a long time now.

> > Sorry to make the point that way, but that is basically what you are
> > asking.  Try both TightVNC and RealVNC and use the one that fits best in
> > your situation.
> Is there no information on the web that lists the differences?  Is the
> only way to find out to use both?  On what should we base our decision?
> Mike

I'm not aware of anyone who has published a paper on the works. 
Certainly, no paper includes Real VNC 4.0 results since it's brand new. 
If you do find any propaganda on the web regarding the different VNC
products, you're going to find information that makes one look better
than the other.

You have to review what your needs are and find the product that serves
those needs.

For me, I wanted the expertise of the folks who invented the software. 
Our largest use is on the WAN, not remote/dialup, so I didn't care much
about Tight VNC's compression any longer.  I don't care about file
transfers (yet), so I didn't need that either.

     - Jeff