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Subject: Debian in Action: Virtual Network Computing
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 14:33:58 -0400
From: Nils Lohner <lohner@typhoon.icd.teradyne.com>

Debian GNU/Linux In Action
Virtual Network Computing
September 10, 1998

Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> has written an
article about Virtual Network Computing.  The article is available in
German and English at <http://master.debian.org/~brinkmd/vnc/>.

We would like to thank Tom Schwaller and the german Linux Magazin 
<http://www.linux-magazin.de/> for permission to make a translation of the 
article available.

>> What is Virtual Network Computing?

Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is, in essence, a remote display system 
which allows you to view a computing 'desktop' environment not only on the
machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a
wide variety of machine architectures. [1]  Debian packages are available
for this program, and are included in the 2.0 'Hamm' distribution under the 
name 'vncserver' with 'xvncviewer' and 'svncviewer' dependencies.

>> VNC: When Dreams Become Real

Virtual Network Computing

When Dreams Become Real [Wenn Trume wahr werden]
by Marcus Brinkmann

Isn't it annoying to continually have to switch back and forth between Linux 
and Microsoft Windows?  Or to have to run back and forth between two 
computers?  Those who thought that up until now the only solution to this
problem was an expensive X-Server for their Windows machine can now take a 
deep breath.  The recently available VNC (Virtual Network Computing) 
provides a comfortable alternative, and much more!

[translated from german. august 25, 1998 nl]

>> Sources

[1] VNC web page <http://www.orl.co.uk/vnc/>


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