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Re: Chicken of the VNC (Timbuktu)
Authored by: jelockwood on Oct 14, '03 12:08:52PM

Personally, I find Timbuktu under Mac OS X to be very slow, much slower than it was (is) under Mac OS 9 on the same machine over the same link.

Even over ADSL it is slow, I shudder to think how slow it would be over a modem.

Under Mac OS 9 it is still quite fast.

The bottle neck seems to be the machine being controlled (i.e. a Mac OS X machine controlling a Mac OS 9 machine feels fast, but a Mac OS X machine controlling a Mac OS X machine feels slow).

I am rather disappointed that Netopia seem to have abandoned the product. For example, why no TCP/IP Scanner in Windows? Why not fix the keyboard mapping error between Mac and Windows (which I reported FOUR YEARS AGO!!!), why not integrate with Mac OS X user authentication (like the Windows version integrates with a Windows domain controller or Active Directory).

I worry that it will break with Panther since Netopia do not seem interested in upgrading it. If it does (and Netopia fail to fix it) then I will be forced to using VNC.

I prefer Timbuktu because it is all in one (the controller and controllee code are both in the same program). I have used it since version 1!

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Re: Chicken of the VNC (Timbuktu)
Authored by: muller on Oct 14, '03 01:49:03PM

Yes, Timbuktu 6.0.3 works fine with Panther.

believe you me, this X thing is the next step.

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