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Authored by: eagle on Apr 17, '03 11:38:42AM

Just try running an X Window System session over a slow link and you'll
see the problem with the X Window System, and why vnc is so desirable.

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Authored by: truhe on Apr 17, '03 12:18:13PM

I used StarOffice 5.2 over a 33.6 modem connection with x11 tunneled through ssh with maximum compression. it took a while to load all damn toolbar icons, but after that I was able to work with StarOffice like with a local application! Scrolling, typing etc., everything was smooth. Toolbar switching took some time though :).

On a total different side are kde-apps, which take hours for loading and then are unusable. kmail seemed to be a huge bitmap, including fonts.

At work I work with PC Anywhere and connect to a customer using a ISDN connection. I'd love to use X11 instead, because PCA is totally slow compared with.

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Authored by: eagle on Apr 17, '03 12:41:28PM

Being a Mac- & Unix-only guy, I don't have any experience with PC
Anywhere, but I have found both VNC and Timbuktu to have acceptable
performance over a link that slow. Perhaps you could get your customer
to try one of those options?

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