vncserver with Aqua gui

Anthony Michael Agelastos iqgrande at
Wed Sep 5 18:14:02 PDT 2007


Why use Vine Server when Apple's Remote Desktop does the same thing  
(is VNC) and is a feature of OS X Tiger? I use TightVNC to connect to  
other Macs all of the time with this. If there are features that Vine  
Server (formerly OSXvnc) has that ARD does not, I would like to know  
what they are.

What VNC client for Mac do you and/or others recommend? Based on my  
experience, Chicken of the VNC appears to have stagnated, and I have  
been using the Java version of TightVNC (good performance, reasonable  
UI) and, aside from invoking it via, am pleased with it.


On Sep 5, 2007, at 2:12 PM, Michael Thon wrote:

> Thanks.  I just tried it and it works except that the users first  
> have to log in at the console before they can log in remotely.   
> there seems to be not way to start the Aqua window server from the  
> command line...that I know of...yet.
> cheers
> Mike
> On Sep 5, 2007, at 7:32 PM, Lorenz Schori wrote:
>> I use this one:
>> On 05.09.2007, at 19:24, Michael Thon wrote:
>>> Greetings - I am setting up a mac with multiple remote users.   
>>> The users would like to have access to the standard Mac OS  
>>> desktop via vnc.  From what I have found so far on the internet,  
>>> this might be possible as long as multiple user switching is  
>>> enabled (which it is). I installed tightvnc and got vncserver  
>>> running but is is showing me an X desktop instead.  does anyone  
>>> know how to get the Aqua desktop displayed?
>>> thanks
>>> Mike
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