TightVNC-1.2.8: description + notes

About VNC and TightVNC

VNC (an abbreviation for Virtual Network Computing) is a great client/server software package allowing remote network access to graphical desktops. With VNC, you may allow yourself to access your machine from everywhere provided that your machine is connected to the Internet. VNC is free (released under the GNU General Public License) and it's available on most platforms. Original VNC distribution can be obtained at the AT&T research labs site.

Here you can find enhanced version of VNC, called TightVNC (grown from the VNC Tight Encoder project), which is optimized to work over slow network connections such as low-speed modem links. While original VNC may be very slow when your connection is not fast enough, with TightVNC you can work remotely almost in real time in most environments. Besides bandwidth optimizations, TightVNC also includes many other improvements, optimizations and bugfixes over VNC. Note that TightVNC is free, cross-platform and compatible with the standard VNC.

TightVNC is a project maintained by Constantin Kaplinsky. Many other individuals and companies participated in development, testing and support.

TightVNC Features

IRIX Notes

The following commands if placed into the ~/.vnc/xstartup file will start an Irix Interactive Desktop (IID) session.


xrdb $HOME/.Xdefaults
sh /var/X11/xdm/Xsession.dt

To auto-install this package, go back and click on the respective install icon.