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Network and Classroom Management Thread, Is VNC Free?? in Technical; Ive never really looked into VNC, ultra VNC and Real VNC extra and wondered is there a free version, ultra ...
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    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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    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 ..

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    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

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    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.

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    when we used vnc we used "tightvnc" because it had no system tray icon

    TightVNC: VNC-Compatible Free Remote Control Software

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    The most popular version of VNC is RealVNC.
    Got a link for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Got a link for that?
    Here:

    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:

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    We use UltraVNC here, due to the extra features and it being the default with Skeep (which is also a brilliant tool).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AWicher View Post
    Erm, a link for where it says Real VNC is the most popular, thanks very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Erm, a link for where it says Real VNC is the most popular, thanks very much!
    oh dear its friday im sure you can let him off.

    Although that site is bloody annoying and should be removed!

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    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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