Debian in Action: Virtual Network Computing
September 15th, 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 (dead link).
We would like to thank Tom Schwaller and the German magazine, 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.  Debian packages are available
for this program, and are included in the 2.0
Hamm distribution under the
VNC: When Dreams Become Real
Virtual Network Computing
When Dreams Become Real [Wenn Träume 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!
For the full original text, in German, see
http://www.linux-magazin.de/ausgabe.1998.06/VNC/vnc.html [URL no longer valid]
[translated from German. August 25, 1998 nl]
 VNC web page http://www.tightvnc.org/ [was http://www.orl.co.uk/vnc/ - no longer relevant and replaced here on January 4, 2008]