VNC Mirror drivers
Thursday, July 5, 2007 2:48:42 PM
Now, not only TightVNC has a beautiful one but the almighty RealVNC Enterprise (paid $) started betatesting one. A mirror/video/hook driver detects screen updates and grabs pixel data in a very efficient way.
The question is, why only for Windows? No answer.
I've been using VNC for over 5 years and I've tested all sorts of VNC flavours and I still prefer RealVNC Enterprise (again, paid) because it offers extra security, all sorts of plataforms (Mac, Linux-rpm, Linux-tgz, HP-UX, Solaris, among others. I consider TightVNC the worst one, because of its slow development and poor features. There is a good point on TightVNC which is the optimized compression for dialup. Since I personally don't use dialup I guess don't need TightVNC.
It important to say that their VNC Viewers are not 100% compatible, and all of them have different implementations for file transfers, chat, screen resizing, etc.
If you got VMWare, you can also try the embedded vncserver. It's excellent and it doesn't disconnect the viewer during boot time. And it's reliable and fast. The manual says the best setup is Hextile (for compression) and using all possible colours.