VNC vs RDP (was Re: vnc)

NoOp glgxg at
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
> Preston

$ 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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