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UnixReview.com: Tridia VNC (A commercial packaging of the VNC remote-control package)

Feb 06, 2002, 14:13 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

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"Have you ever wanted to access your work desktop from home? Or view your Solaris or Windows desktop from a Linux PC or vice versa? Multi-platform remote control is easy and inexpensive with TridiaVNC. I've been using TridiaVNC for quite a while now, and in this article, I'll explain what it can do for you.

Remote control systems such as pcAnywhere and Timbuktu have been around for years. The purpose of these remote control products is to let a user on one computer view and control the desktop of another computer. These tools have proven useful for tasks such as training, conferencing, and remote administration. One of the more interesting benefits of the technology is that you can reduce the number of monitors on your network by setting up some of your servers to operate headless through a remote control connection.

Most of the high-profile, commercial remote control tools are designed for Windows or Mac environments. This market never fully evolved around Unix and Linux because the Unix-based systems are already highly remote-controllable (through X Server and other elements of the more advanced Unix-based shell and scripting interface). However, the built-in Unix/Linux remote control features have limitations..."

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