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Re: Remote Desktop: the recipe.



On Wed, 23 Jan 2008, John Summerfield wrote:

> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > On Wed, 23 Jan 2008, John Summerfield wrote:
> >
> > > Les Mikesell wrote:
> > > > John Summerfield wrote:
> > > > > Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > > > > > http://www.crashcourse.ca/wiki/index.php/Configuring_Remote_Desktop
> > > > > 1. The subject. I thought you were talking about connecting to a
> > > > > Windows
> > > > > desktop.
> > > > > 2. I use KDE
> > > > > 3. You didn't persuade me it's better than VNC.
> > > > What he describes is VNC - just the gnome variation (vino) and it
> > > > doesn't
> > > > get copy/paste right with a windows client.  The KDE flavor is krfb.
> > > >
> > > I've read it again, understanding improves with a second reading:-)
> > >
> > > It might use vnc as the mechanism, but it's not what most users would
> > > think of
> > > as "remote desktop."
> > >
> > > More like desktop sharing.
> >
> > i only used the phrase "Remote Desktop" since that's how it appears in
> > the GNOME menu.
>
> Bizarre. I'm looking at http://www.gnome.org/~markmc/remote-desktop.html
>
> It's clear it's talking about desktop sharing (or remote assistance), and not
> remote desktop as anyone else uses the term.
>
> AFAIK this is the only remote desktop client for Linux:
> http://www.rdesktop.org/

again, the only reason i was using the phrase "Remote Desktop" is that
that's the way it's presented to the user, under:

System -> Preferences -> Internet and Network -> Remote Desktop

i can appreciate that it's not really what a lot of people would think
of as remote desktop, and that it's probably unnecessarily confusing.

rday
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