VNC vs RDP (was Re: vnc)

A. Jorge Garcia calcpage at
Fri Jul 30 21:20:56 UTC 2010

>> On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 4:10 PM, A. Jorge Garcia <calcpage at> 
>> Is vnc in Ubuntu equivalent to rdp in windows?  I was told I could
>> control my desktop via an iPad with either protocol.

> I changed the subject since that question should be in a new thread.
> Anyway, VNC and RDP have the same general goals, to show a desktop of
> one machine on another across a network.  That said, I know there are
> RDP clients in Linux and I think there are RDP servers for Linux and I
> know there are VNC servers and clients for Windows, so they aren't
> specifically tied to one OS.  I like tightVNC for windows, and
> grdesktop as a nice, graphical RDP client for Linux.

Thanx, Preston, I was talking to someone who uses an RDP app on his 
iPad to control his Windows desktop.  You say that Ubuntu supports RDP 
too, so I would be able to use one app on my iPad to control my desktop 
whether I'm using Windows or Ubuntu?

A. Jorge Garcia

Teacher & Professor
Applied Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science
Baldwin Senior High School & Nassau Community College

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