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28th January 2011, 02:15 PM #1
Is VNC Free??
Ive never really looked into VNC, ultra VNC and Real VNC extra and wondered is there a free version, ultra VNC??
I have a microsoft remote assistance method in place but it requires the user to "accept" me taking control, so i'd like to have a better solution in place but only if it is free or close to?
Can anyone help me out and if it costs give me a rough price guide?
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28th January 2011, 02:17 PM #2
UltraVNC is certainly free, if you want another option there is also iTalc, which runs on a similar back end to VNC but offers you to be able to view many desktops at once and all that jazz ..
28th January 2011, 02:18 PM #3
There is both free versions and paid for versions. The most popular version of VNC is RealVNC. They do both free and paid for versions.
RealVNC - VNC® Free Edition 4.1
28th January 2011, 02:19 PM #4
yes we use Skeep for this - downloads from here... Skeep VNC Console | Download Skeep VNC Console software for free at SourceForge.net
it's a very good console for deploying and using VNC.
28th January 2011, 02:20 PM #5
when we used vnc we used "tightvnc" because it had no system tray icon
TightVNC: VNC-Compatible Free Remote Control Software
28th January 2011, 02:27 PM #6
Got a link for that?
Originally Posted by FN-GM
28th January 2011, 02:47 PM #7
28th January 2011, 02:49 PM #8
Originally Posted by Hightower
15 Remote Desktop Solutions for Linux.
There is RealVNC , TightVNC and UltraVNC. Each has it’s advantages and disadvantages. Most popular one is RealVNC but if you’re upto it, experiment with all three and choose the one that works for you best. By default, communication between client and server is in clear text on port 5900. However, you can easily route all traffic via SSH tunnel. Here is a quick way of setting it up if you have access to command line shell:
Thanks to FN-GM from:
Hightower (28th January 2011)
28th January 2011, 02:52 PM #9
We use UltraVNC here, due to the extra features and it being the default with Skeep (which is also a brilliant tool).
28th January 2011, 03:17 PM #10
Erm, a link for where it says Real VNC is the most popular, thanks very much!
Originally Posted by AWicher
28th January 2011, 03:28 PM #11
28th January 2011, 06:57 PM #12
We use TightVNC here across our network with no issues - fantastic tool for when ICT support are too lazy to get off the chair! )
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