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Lets you view and interact with a remote desktop

VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is a remote display system which allows you to view a computing 'desktop' environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures. VNC runs in a client/server model; the distribution provides an Xserver, to which a VNC viewer can connect. The server does not need or support a display; you need a vncviewer to see something.


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Download version 6.0.1 (stable)
released on 18 November 2016

Paid technical support available from RealVNC at


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License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey12 July 2001

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Required to useTCP/IP connection between server and viewer

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2017.


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