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Average score 3.02 (based on 55 votes)

given by Anonymous on May 25, 2007

given by DevMan on June 2, 2007

Window colors can be kind of funny. But works good.

given by Anonymous on June 16, 2007

Excellent program. Lightning fast compared to Remote Desktop or NetMeeting.

By default, the colors are auto-optimized depending on the initial speed of your connection. Image quality is usually perfect on a LAN. I've used VNC for several years and haven't had any trouble with it.

If you use it over the internet, beware: The free RealVNC package does not have encryption; only its commercial version does. The free version can only send passwords in plain text. However, the traffic can be sent through an encrypted SSH tunnel (which must be set up separately).

UltraVNC offers some encryption plugins, and TightVNC offers enhanced image-compression options.

given by Dario on August 30, 2007

It's an excellent open software for remote control, but "per se" it is not an alternative replacement for citrix or terminal server, because it takes control over a working Remote Desktop in a unique remote machine. TS or Citrix creates a new Desktop Session each time and several independent sessions coexists in the same machine.
With VNC you only takes control over the mouse, keyboard and screen.

given by Anonymous on December 24, 2007

given by Anonymous on January 22, 2009

no open source!!!!!

given by Anonymous on April 14, 2009

Good program for remote control but RDP tends to be much faster and more stable for controlling windows systems. Not even remotely an alternative to Citrix.

given by jim boner on October 1, 2010

not open source! pay for program!

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