VNC Convert

I am almost ashamed to admit that until last week, I was completely ignorant on the subject of VNC. I had seldom used it as a client and never set it up on the server. In fact, it took needing to use it at work to even make me use it. After getting over my initial misunderstandings of it (I thought the goal was to control the desktop of the console, kind of like PC Anywhere), I have to admit that this thing rocks.

Once I knew what I was doing, I set it up on my server at home as well. Now I can do things like use my Azureus GUI from the living room. It used to be when publishing my shows, I’d always have to walk back to the office to start the torrent seeding. Now I can do it from anywhere, including the downtown Conway branch office. I don’t know why I never got on board earlier. I guess using ssh and the command line has met my needs thoroughly enough that I never felt it necessary. I’ve always been a late bloomer.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

4 thoughts on “VNC Convert”

  1. Ken Nelson says:

    ssh with ForwardX11 on always worked for me. But then I’m a command line guy in a GUI world.

    The Mad Spammr strikes again 🙂 And yes, my ol’ waste of pixels is up.


  2. Ken Nelson says:

    OK, from tsuris-shooting in the AM 🙂


  3. Ken Nelson says:

    Well that worked. Glad I watched my language.


  4. Chris C. says:

    With my migration over to a new desktop machine (finally!), I installed VNC Server on the old machine so I could easily reach it without the KVM hassle, and so that the old machine can eventually go into the rack in basement and still be on call.

    The old machine is Windows 95. VNC server works on it. How cool is that?

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