Re: Subject: Virtual Machines for training

Subject: Re: Subject: Virtual Machines for training
From: David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 14:13:10 -0500

Using a program like VNC or PCAnywhere creates a graphical screen that
is a remote representation of the screen of the host machine. In other
words, you are actually operating the remote system--with a fast
connection and a full-screen window, you simply appear to have a
somewhat sluggish local machine with all the software and hardware
resources of the remote one--other than peripherals such as printers,
for example.

There are various iterations of VNC today, including an
enterprise-grade commercial product created by the original authors of
the program:

A very good free version is called TightVNC and is at There are versions for Windows and for UNIX/Linux.

As an aside, if you have branch offices with older equipment that are
primarily used only for typical word processing/spreadsheet and
Internet use, you might find that they are much better and more
reliable performers under Linux. Any given machine, in my experience,
does Net surfing *much* faster in Linux than in Windows...and with any
of the VNC programs you can do training on a Headquarters machine that
runs Windows if you wish. Similarly, several machines in a branch
office can, using this program, operate a single Windows box



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