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Re: Remote Desktop: the recipe.



On Wed, 2008-01-23 at 17:59 -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Jan 2008, Les Mikesell wrote:
> 
> > John Summerfield wrote:
> >
> > > > > 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/
> >
> > That's for the Windows remote desktop protocol and there is no corresponding
> > server.  If you want something with equivalent performance on Linux, look at
> > freenx with the NX clients from www.nomachine.com. The current freenx server
> > can't share the active console session though, you have to start new sessions
> > when you first connect and then you have the choice of suspending or
> > terminating them when you disconnect.  The commercial NX server claims to
> > allow connections to the console but I haven't tried it.
> 
> ok, i'm clearly going to have to take a deep breath and collect all
> this info and collate it.  and it seemed like such a simple project in
> the beginning ...

It was the thought that counts. ;) Ric
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