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Another VNC viewer alternative
Authored by: amgems on Oct 11, '07 06:15:02PM

Avoid.

I tried the viewer. connected to a g4 machine. Took a few tries to get it to connect (kept giving me a 'error 255' and quitting). Not integrated with the KeyChain --- you will have to always enter the passwd, each time it takes a hissy-fit and disconnects.

The end result of the viewer experiment was that it rendered the remote VNC session hung (soaking up 100% of free CPU and not responding to connects). Had to HUP the AppleVNCServer process to get it to recover. Retreat to ChickenOfTheVNC.

Tried the VNC server. Required reboot to install --- hello windoze! Tried to connect locally --- server crashed immediately. The 'resurrect server' process they leave running did not resurrect the server.

Based on my experiences, I would avoid this. Too bad --- I really did want to kick some $$ to this company to support them for all the times I have used the free version of various VNC servers over the years.



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