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LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
Talking about Speed of remote protocols at least from a users perspective on a LAN this has to be in this oder: RDP, remote X11, VNC.
I wonder why VNC seems to way to go rather than RDP which is very fast even over relatively slow links.
Why VNC and not RDP?
Posted Feb 13, 2013 21:23 UTC (Wed) by dowdle (subscriber, #659)
The idea behind NoMachine's NX protocol was all about reducing the overhead in X11... and they have been very successful with that with NX 3. For NX 4, where they refactor everything... I saw press releases over 18 months ago saying it was coming out real soon now... and it still looks like it has another 6 months to a year to go... assuming it does complete. They do periodically continue to release beta updates.
Posted Feb 13, 2013 21:45 UTC (Wed) by Fats (subscriber, #14882)
Posted Feb 13, 2013 23:17 UTC (Wed) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Posted Feb 17, 2013 6:07 UTC (Sun) by speedster1 (subscriber, #8143)
I've been frustrated at the NX stagmentation, never having seen aforementioned decent VNC performance outside of a LAN. Can you tell us your tricks for getting VNC to have good performance over a WAN? Hm that would make a great LUG meeting topic...
Posted Feb 20, 2013 7:33 UTC (Wed) by speedster1 (subscriber, #8143)
One more try, because you left this tantalizing statement without any hints as how to achieve it. I'd like to see this "very fast" VNC over a DSL link, where up to now NX is the only remote technology I've seen that was not painfully slow. Hints on how you achieved souped-up VNC performance, pretty please?
Posted Feb 20, 2013 16:02 UTC (Wed) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
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