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TightVNC (Virtual Network Computing) is client/server software that gives users remote access to graphical desktops: they can access machines from everywhere provided the machines are connected to the Internet. TightVNC is compatible with the standard, original VNC. TightVNC can be used to perform remote administration tasks and can be very helpful in distance learning and remote customer support. Features in TightVNC that are missing from the standard VNC include local cursor handling, efficient compression algorithms, configurable compression levels, optional JPEG compression, browser access, and automatic SSH tunneling (on *nix).


version 1.3dev5 (developmental)
released on 2 June 2004

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey13 August 2002

Leaders and contributors

Constantin Kaplinsky Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Developer VCS Repository Webview
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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Source requirement zlib libraries
Source requirement JPEG libraries

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 June 2004.


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