centrix solution using vnc?

Rasjid Wilcox rasjidw "at" openminddev.net
Fri Apr 16 11:35:01 2004


On Friday 16 April 2004 19:55, Simon Oosthoek wrote:
> Hi all
>
> I'm new to this list, so please forgive me for any faux-pas I make in
> ignorance ;-)
>
> I work as a sysadmin in a small company and we're using Linux on the
> desktop (mainly). I'm looking for an efficient and workable solution to run
> MS-office applications, but I'd like to keep the desktops running Linux.
>
> One solution I thought up was that it might be possible to install one
> really fast machine with lots of memory, running windows and a VNC server
> and connecting the users to that machine from the Linux Desktop. If this
> would fast enough of course ;-)
>
> My question is whether there is some experience with a solution like this
> (and if so, what are the experiences with such a solution) or if not, why
> is this not a good solution?

VNC is probably not the solution you want here, unless you are okay with only 
one user having access to the Windows machine at a time.

You probalby want to look at rdesktop.  http://www.rdesktop.org/

Cheers,

Rasjid.

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