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TUTORIAL: VNC (Virtual Network Computing) 101

by Thomas Chung on Feb 4, 2004

What is VNC?

VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is remote control software which allows you to view and interact with one computer (the "server") using a simple program (the "viewer") on another computer anywhere on the Internet. The two computers don't even have to be the same type, so for example you can use VNC to view an office Linux machine on your Windows PC at home. VNC is freely and publicly available and is in widespread active use by millions throughout industry, academia and privately.

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Do I have it in my system?

Type following command to check if you have the client and server installed in your system.

[tchung@tchung101 tchung]$ rpm -q vnc vnc-server
[tchung@tchung101 tchung]$