First: turbovnc has pretty good jpg compression, i can play 3d games remotely with 600Kbps and 1024x768 with good quality at 20fps and almost no delay.
Originally Posted by deanjo
Second: Microsoft RDP does not allow you to connect to the local display like vnc does
Third: Freenx always worked out of the box by simply installing it and enabling ssh.
Originally Posted by kokoko3k
second: always one, it's been possible with the /console switch for years(from any rdp client). sorry u just found out :P
As for the other comments quite the same as me, their description of all their crap is confusing, to say the least, the fact it offers no linux client (yes the server is on the machine u want to control, don't ask me what their idea of a client is), is rather stupid; so why it finds itself as proprietry and on phoronix i have no ideas.
You want fast, efficient remote control, your ok with proprietry, it's called NetOp it's been around for YEARS, and it urinates all over RDP fanboys.
I have no idea why this tech was compared to VNC, almost has nothing to do with it.
winswitch leads to xpra.org right? (in the end)
Exactly! And it's free/libre software.
Originally Posted by jhansonxi
Co-operation between Canonical, X2Go and Edubuntu
Whether you want to believe it or not, Splashtop is much faster than VNC has ever been. Its impressive that you audit every single line of code that you run on your computing devices. Its amazing that you can find the time to actually use your computer to get things done.
Originally Posted by droidhacker
Well, i got Splashtop running in Archlinux (and MacOSX) conrolled from my Nexus 7 - it works fantastically well and makes RDP, VNC, NX, etc look like garbage in comparison. (seriously!)
I think Splashtop shouldn't be hard to setup up on other distro's as well. You originally had to install ubuntu's libSRx264wrapper, but after a few of us were in contact with thier support staff, they decided to include it with Splashtop. The only other big requirement is Network Manager has to be running (otherwise Splashtop will hang). They also seem to be using debian's OpenSSL symbol_versioning patch, for whatever reason (so i ended up patching OpenSSL). Hopefully, they will ditch that downstream patch or just include OpenSSL instead, either one would be good.
...now, they just need to release a version that allows me to control my machines, using my Desktop (and not just my tablet).