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LinuxPR: Tridia Corporation's Open Source Virtual Network Software Views & Controls Linux Consoles

Sep 23, 2000, 17:24 (5 Talkback[s])

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"Tridia Corporation, a provider of eSupport tools that facilitate interactive support and remote system administration today launched Release 2.0 of the company's newest product offering, TridiaVNC (virtual network computing) the first commercially supported release of open-source, virtual network computing software that views and controls Linux consoles. TridiaVNC Release 2.0 will be available by the end of the year. A prerelease binary (e.g., beta) will be available by Sept 26 on www.tridiavnc.com. The source code will also be available to the public from www.developvnc.org."

"This is a breakthrough for the Linux community since many administrative tasks under Linux can only take place if you are physically at the console. Release 2.0 of TridiaVNC removes this burden. You can now remotely control the Linux server from anywhere on the network, including via the Internet. As Linux becomes more accepted on the desktop (instead of just on the server) remote viewing and control functionality will be critical for user support and training."

"One of the big drawbacks to Linux remote control was that you COULD NOT take control of the console (the screen, keyboard and mouse connected to the actual server)," says Vince Frese, chief executive officer of Tridia Corporation. "This lack of direct control has been a disappointment to many Linux users. They know they are able to do it under Microsoft Windows, yet they can't do it under Linux. With Release 2.0 of TridiaVNC they can remotely view and control Linux servers anywhere on the network."

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