"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
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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