What Is The Best VNC Viewer For OSX

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mactastic1971, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. mactastic1971 macrumors regular

    mactastic1971

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    I generally use tight vnc for windows which is excellent but isnt supported on OSX. Which would you recommend? I need to be able to run openGL applications across the VNC server which is running on a linux box.

    Thanks
    M.
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    X11 will work for this. Mac OS ships with a good X11 implementation. It fact it's likely the sameone as on your Linux system. In theory you shoud get better performance this way than you would with VNC

    That said. I use this one but there could be better one out http://sourceforge.net/projects/cotvnc/
     
  3. mactastic1971 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I really need to share a virtual desktop and X11 seems to have issues with streaming openGL down the pipe.

    Im really looking for peoples feedback concerning:-

    -RealVNC
    -COTVNC
    -Any other VNC apps

    But thanks for your swift reponse :)
     
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    I am curious as to how running openGL apps is related to vnc viewers?
     
  5. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Which OS X are you using? If it is 10.5, have you tried the native VNC viewer?
     
  6. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    I've been using JollysFastVNC and like it a lot.
     
  7. theBB macrumors 68020

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    I've been using Chicken of the VNC on Tiger and it is fast and smooth enough for me. I almost never get disconnection or freezing issues unless my VPN connection times out. BTW, I run x11vnc as the server on my Linux box. x11vnc lets me keep on using the same session at work or at home.
     
  8. mactastic1971 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies.
    I've had pretty good results using "Chicken of the VNC" if anyone is interested...
     

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