Some recent changes:
Unix packages updated to 3.3.2R3- 14/12/98
rfbcounter source available - 13/12/98
Some updates to the FAQ - 7/12/98
Windows packages updated to 3.3.2R5- 30/10/98
Beta release of the Windows CE viewer - 21/10/98
Alpha release of the Macintosh VNC server - 1/10/98
Updates to platforms page & Java viewer documentation - 24/9/98
Updates to the FAQ - 21/9/98
Reorganisation of contribs page - 15/9/98
Windows and Unix packages updated and beta Mac viewer released- 23/7/98
More updates to the FAQ - 14/7/98
Downloadable versions of the VNC video available! - 10/7/98
What is VNC? - A practical introductionVNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is, in essence, a remote display system which allows you to view a computing 'desktop' environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures.
What makes it different from other systems?For this simple mode of operation, you could achieve a similar effect by installing an X server on your PC. The important factors which distinguish VNC from other remote display systems such as X are as follows:
Where does the name come from?The name originates from our development of very-thin-client ATM network computers. The Videotile was essentially an LCD display with a pen input and a fast ATM connection. Because the VNC viewer is a software-only version of this 'ATM Network Computer', and so provides 'workstations' which can be created or deleted at will, we named the system Virtual Network Computing.
Can I see what VNC looks like?We have some screenshots of very simple VNC desktops running and being displayed on a variety of platforms.
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