VNC vs RDP (was Re: vnc)
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jul 31 02:06:25 UTC 2010
On 07/30/2010 02:38 PM, Preston Hagar wrote:
> or it is probably in Synaptic or whatever GUI program you might use to
> install apps. You should be able to find VNC server setup tutorials
> pretty easy. That said, the main downside to VNC is that there is no
> built in encryption, so your desktop can be intercepted. (there is no
> built in encryption in RDP either). Also, VNC is usually noticeably
> slower than RDP, that is why I would recommend considering using RDP
> for Windows machines and then possibly VNC for Linux machines.
> Hopefully this will get you on the right track. Let me know if you
> have more questions
$ sudo apt-get install xrdp
Works well via tsclient for connecting to an Win machine w/rdp enabled.
rdesktop also works, but requires a little more configuration. You can
also try 'gnome-rdp' - that works reasonably well.
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