[linux-elitists] rdp, ica, vnc, X (fwd)

Mark C. Ballew ballew@sublinear.net
Tue Jul 6 09:22:03 PDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-07-06 at 05:14, Mike MacCana wrote:
> Forgot, I can't address to someone. Must address to everyone.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 10:34:18 +1000 (EST)
> From: Mike MacCana <mikem@vanilla.office.cyber.com.au>
> To: Julian Romero <julian.romero@gmail.com>
> Cc: linux-elitists <linux-elitists@zgp.org>
> Subject: Re: [linux-elitists] rdp, ica, vnc, X
> On Mon, 5 Jul 2004, Julian Romero wrote:
> > Hi,
> > as part of a graphic browser that I am developing for small devices
> > (pda, cell phone) I plan to use some protocol to send images to the
> > client like ica or vnc. So before reinventing the wheel  I searched
> > for existent solutions.
> > My big surpise was thas there is no much options to choose from. In
> > fact I didn't found anything completely suitable.
> NX.
> 60:1 X compression. GPLed. Platform agnostic.
> Benchmarks comparably with Citrix. Shits all over SSH, VNC, everything
> else.

While the NX libraries themselves are GPLed and platform agnostic, the
non-GPL server parts from NoMachine, which make the program useful, are
only built for a select number of Linux and Solaris platforms.

I impatiently await FreeNX.

Mark C. Ballew 				ballew@sublinear.net
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"I wish those people just would be quiet,"
-- Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, complaining about computer security
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