View Full Version : state of remote desktop viewer in ubuntu compared with Windows

August 3rd, 2009, 12:13 AM
Today I was in a friend company where they have server 2003 installed as their corporate server.

I was in ubuntu and he said I can connect to the server using "terminal server client" and when I trid that software it was amazing. Its performance was far better than when I try to view one ubuntu machine from another ubuntu machine using "remote desktop viewer" software.

are there some tricks available to improve the ubuntu -> ubuntu desktop viewing or I am doing something wrong? because when I connect from one ubuntu to another one, performance is really bad. mouse lag behind and it is very slow...


August 3rd, 2009, 02:56 AM
The reason is that Remote Desktop Viewer uses VNC, while Terminal Server Client uses the proprietary RDP from Microsoft. RDP has far better performance than VNC, which is a sad state of affairs.

August 3rd, 2009, 03:05 AM