Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st Jan 2008 20:56 UTC
Linux "Using VNC to remotely access your desktop, applications, and documents sounds like a great solution when you are out and about, but it has a few significant drawbacks: you have to leave your machine turned on, the VNC protocol is not secure, and often you need a dedicated VNC client to access your desktop. Ulteo, the company started by Gael Duval of Mandriva fame, is set to offer an alternative solution. Ulteo gives you access to a full-fledged KDE desktop hosted on the company's own servers while taking care of the behind-the-scenes stuff. While the service is still in beta and by invitation only, I had a chance to take it for a spin, and I found it promising."
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RE[2]: uh huh.
by Brmbolec on Thu 31st Jan 2008 22:06 UTC in reply to "RE: uh huh."
Brmbolec
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2005-07-23

I highly doubt it could beat Apple Remote Desktop, which isn't free as well ;)

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RE[3]: uh huh.
by sbergman27 on Thu 31st Jan 2008 22:50 in reply to "RE[2]: uh huh."
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I can't say, because I have no experience with Apple's product. But NX will provide a snappy enough desktop for everyday use over a 56k modem connection. I could not run a whole branch office over that, of course. But for a single user it is, in general, quite usable. And remember, the NX server and libraries are FOSS. It's just the client that isn't (yet).

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RE[3]: uh huh.
by mallard on Fri 1st Feb 2008 07:57 in reply to "RE[2]: uh huh."
mallard Member since:
2006-01-06

Well, since ARD is simply a few propietry extensions to VNC, it most likely does.

The good thing about it is that it's essentially a VNC server included with every copy of OS X. Unfortunately, you have to change a setting in System Prefs before it lets non-ARD clients connect.

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RE[3]: uh huh.
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 1st Feb 2008 21:26 in reply to "RE[2]: uh huh."
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Apple Remote Desktop == an Apple GUI for VNC.

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