Remote desktop solution

James Gray james at
Wed Jun 8 20:47:10 UTC 2005

On Wed, 8 Jun 2005 03:26 pm, Dennis Kaarsemaker wrote:
> On wo, 2005-06-08 at 08:16 +1000, James Gray wrote:
> > Whether you use Cygwin/VNC/FreeNX - the bottom line is the Windows sites
> > will have to install or configure *something*.  Pick the solution that
> > makes your life as stress-less as possible.
> Well, that's not gonna work: the schools have to voluntarily use it,
> it's an experimental virtual school setup that needs to be used. If it
> is not simple to use, they will not use it and the project will fail.
> FreeNX so far seems the simplest solution, since it has very easy-to-use
> windows- and linux clients.

<shrug> - your call.  I don't bow and scrape to users and clients; if they 
can't decide, I'll decide for them and if they don't like it, well that's 
just too bad :)  I can see why this approach may not work in your situation, 
but given the restraints you've outlined in this thread, I can understand 
where you're coming from.  Good luck with it all.

FWIW - you can package Cygwin yourself to be as simple to install as anything 
else in Windows....all depends on how much effort you want to put intoi 
supporting clients onm different platforms.  VNC clients have about the same 
degree of complexity as Cygwin when it comes to configuration but if FreeNX 
looks the goods - then use that.


You can have a dog as a friend.  You can have whiskey as a friend.  But
if you have a woman as a friend, you're going to wind up drunk and kissing
your dog.
  -- foolin' around

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