A free remote control application for Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X OSes
The project comes with both server and client components, allowing incoming and outgoing connections to the computer where it is installed, anywhere on the Internet. Supported operating systems include GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.
Key features include support for both 128-bit and 256-bit AES encryptions, VNC authentication, system authentication, single sign-on authentication, powerful deployment tool, optimized performance, file transfer, printing, and chat.
While the server component runs entirely in the background, the viewer part comes with a graphical user interface that is both familiar and easy to use. It is pretty much the same as the one of any other VNC viewer application.
To connect to a remote computer that runs a supported VNC server, all you have to do is to enter the IP address and port of the respective machine, as well as to choose an encryption setting.
An Options dialog will allow users to quickly set various settings, such as to adapt the network speed for best quality/compression, as well as to enable or disable the full screen mode, toolbar, and scale to window size options.
In addition, clicking the “Advanced” button will display far more settings than the basic layout, including display scaling, keyboard and mouse inputs, file transfers, chat, clipboard sharing, single sign-on, proxy, printer sharing, and logging.
Advanced users who are not satisfied with the default configuration, can find a bunch of parameters to tune on the “Expert” tab. The settings can be used for a single connection or for all new connections.
In conclusion, RealVNC provides a sophisticated VNC viewer/server application for the GNU/Linux platform. We have to admin that the minimal graphical user interface can be drastically improved, because right now it looks like a Windows 95 application.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on December 4th, 2014
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What's New in This Release:
- NEW: Support for Ubuntu 14.10. Note that if you are using VNC Server in Virtual Mode, you will need to change the default desktop environment.
- FIXED: VNC Server in Virtual Mode no longer crashes on low-color depth displays when a session is shared and a second user connects.
Application descriptionRealVNC is a freely distributed graphical application that allows users to connect to a remote computer using the VNC&...