View Full Version : [ubuntu] VNC vs RDP speed, what gives?

December 21st, 2009, 03:00 AM
Okay, so I can use Terminal Server Client to RDP to my XP machine and it works like a charm, just like Remote Desktop Connection in XP Pro. But if I want to access Ubuntu from XP or the Ubuntu laptop to the Ubuntu PC I have to use Remote Desktop Viewer which, if I understand correctly, uses VNC. And only if you turn off desktop effects. But its slow, real slow compared to RDP.

From reading on the forum I take it VNC is the preferred method for Ubuntu and Linux in general. Since it is so slow, what is keeping it from being as responsive as RDP, especially on a LAN with wired computers? If it cannot be sped up why not ditch it and use RDP instead?

December 21st, 2009, 06:54 AM
FreeNX at launchpad.

March 24th, 2011, 05:22 PM
FreeNX is not actively developed and has not been for a looooooooooooooong time. I have had tons of issues with.
I am now using X2go for that, works like a charm (and supports sound redirect, file and printer sharing), check it out if you are interested.

It is not (for some strange reason) in the repositories, google for it.