VNC vs RDP (was Re: vnc)
A. Jorge Garcia
calcpage at aol.com
Sat Jul 31 02:42:04 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
>> 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
>> 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.
>> On 07/30/2010 08:32 PM, NoOp wrote:
> $ sudo apt-get install xrdp
> Works well via tsclient for connecting to an Win machine w/rdp
> rdesktop also works, but requires a little more configuration. You can
> also try 'gnome-rdp' - that works reasonably well.
Thanx, Preston and NoOp, I think I'll try your suggestions when I get
mu iPad. I'm supposed to get one next school year to replace my Slate.
Will xrdp/rdesktop/gnome-rdp also allow my iPad to remotely control my
Ubuntu laptop over rdp? BTW, I don't think the iPad has BlueTooth, so
I suppose I will have to get a USB WiFi Dongle as the iPad has WiFi or
WiFI + 3G. My Smart Airliner Slate (from the SmartBoard peeps) is
really a Wacom Gaphire 6x8 and it connects to my desktop (Ubuntu and
Wonfows) via a USB BlueTooth Dongle.
A. Jorge Garcia
Teacher & Professor
Applied Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science
Baldwin Senior High School & Nassau Community College
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