Linux Journal: System Administration Made Simpler, Part 4
Jan 23, 2000, 15:42 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
"This great tool is VNC (Virtual Network Computing) from
AT&T Laboratories in Cambridge, England. VNC is a package that
allows you to view other computer desktops from your own desktop.
For instance, I could be running an X server on a Linux machine
from a Windows 95 or NT box, or doing the reverse. I can do it from
my internal network or across the Internet."
"The system administrator in a large company with a number of
Windows workstations knows the headaches of all the simple
"operator" error calls that nonetheless require a great deal of
work and time as you walk the user through the right steps to solve
their problems. Wouldn't it be great if you could take control
of their desktops and do it for them while they watch and learn?
Now, I know there are commercial packages that can do this, but not
necessarily from your Linux desktop. They also cost more than
"That's right. VNC is distributed free of charge."