Saturday, November 20, 2010

1.2.5 feature of the day: remote workbench

Users of Icaros 1.2.3 really liked the fact they could remote-control other computers on the network using rDesktop or VNC client, but some complained it wasn't possible to do the opposite. Yannick Erb listened to their cries, and provided a great new VNC server for AROS that Icaros 1.2.5 will provide as a service, allowing users to remotely control their Icaros workbench using another computer running Windows, Linux, MacOS X or any other system (even smartphones!) providing a VNC client. Windows users may prefer to use UltraVNC or TightVNC. Most Linux distributions come with a VNC client as well.