[Techtalk] running windows apps via network?

Brenda Bell k15a-list-linuxchix at theotherbell.com
Thu Aug 21 17:24:58 EST 2003

Quoting Bud <bud at babytux.org>:

>  VNC is one way to go about it as may have mentioned but I think its
> actually 
> trasferring the video memory (using compression) back and forth between
> the 
> vncserver and client. What would be cool is if we can actually get the 
> messages that windows sends to update the screen (like in the case of X
> server).
>  1 way is to use the Windows terminal server service which I guess would
> do 
> this.

Every one I know prefers VNC over terminal server.  At one point there were
security holes in terminal server (surprise, surprise) and VNC offers more
options wrt repaint algorithms.  I had to use VNC over a VPN to debug some
code once... after doing some tweaking, it was quite usable.


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