newcomer questions - Real vs Tight and xf4vnc
jnw "at" realvnc.com
Tue Aug 2 14:49:01 2005
The standard VNC release (http://www.realvnc.com) includes a vnc.so module
that can be installed easily into an existing X server (see
http://www.realvnc.com/products/free/4.1/x0.html). Alternatively, you can
just run "vncserver" to create a separate X desktop, accessible only via
For most users, VNC 4 will outperform the old VNC 3 codebase, on which
TightVNC is based.
Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.
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> [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com] On Behalf Of Daniel Rigden
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> Subject: newcomer questions - Real vs Tight and xf4vnc
> I want to use vnc to connect a Windows laptop to a Linux workstation
> over a broadband cable connection. I have a couple of questions -
> 1. Has anyone done a recent comparison of the speed of real and tight
> vncs? The latest info in the archive that I could find suggested they
> were equally optimised.
> 2. Is xf4vnc now a mature product that's reasonably easy to
> install? It
> seems to involve some fairly low-level fiddling which is a
> bit scary for
> a non-systems person like myself but if the rewards are
> sufficient I'll
> have a go.
> Thanks in advance for your help
> Dr Daniel John Rigden Tel:(+44) 151 795 4467
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