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chasedude
10-12-2011, 12:16 AM
I've been using Ultra VNC for years as a remote connection to computers. In the past I've created simple programs, for both business and personal, to allow others to connect to me so I can gain access to their system saving me precious travel time and costs.

I don't use it for business anymore since that job is gone, so now I mainly use it on my home network. It's main purpose now is to remote my HTPC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_theater_PC). From my laptop across the room I easily operate it without needing a mouse or keyboard hooked to the system. I don't like using Windows RDP because it locks out the screen while the connection is active unlike VNC which gives you the choice to blank out the screen.

I'm curious what everyone else uses. What program have you found the best features in to use as a remote connection?

Thanks in advance :D

nstygma
10-12-2011, 12:54 AM
I too use Ultra VNC. Back when I was looking for the best vnc, that's what I settled on.
I also use androidVnc from my phone.

sky1597vw
10-12-2011, 01:01 AM
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chasedude
10-12-2011, 01:06 AM
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chasedude
10-12-2011, 01:08 AM
I too use Ultra VNC. Back when I was looking for the best vnc, that's what I settled on.
I also use androidVnc from my phone.

Cool, didn't know there was a version out for smartphones. Mine is too ancient to use it.

Hays
10-12-2011, 07:59 AM
I use Tightvnc which I am sure works about the same as ultra

ReynardMuldrake
10-12-2011, 08:15 AM
Dameware is the best, you have to pay for it though.

Mr. Plow
10-12-2011, 08:33 AM
I too use Ultra VNC. Back when I was looking for the best vnc, that's what I settled on.
I also use androidVnc from my phone.


Ultra VNC for me as well. Works well for what I need it...plus it's free. Another Android app is TeamViewer. Works really really well....but after installing it, you can only connect 1 device to a computer.

I was thinking that TeamViewer (can use desktop as well) would replace Ultra VNC. So, I set up my laptop connections to my servers, then I was setting up a second computer with access when it denied it. Found out that if you want multiple connections, you have to pay for it.....and pay quite a bit.

In the end, decided that cost wasn't worth doing the same thing that I could for free and stuck with Ultra VNC. I still use TeamViewer on my phone though so I always have access to my servers.

chasedude
10-12-2011, 03:18 PM
Dameware is the best, you have to pay for it though.

I'm a cheap bastard so I'll stick with my free VNC, thanks for the info though. I've never heard of Dameware.

DaFace
10-12-2011, 05:19 PM
Just switched to TeamViewer the other day, and it's far superior in terms of ease of use. The free version is indeed a little restricted, though.

Fish
10-12-2011, 06:46 PM
For the Mac folks.... Chicken of the VNC (http://murphymac.com/chicken-of-the-vnc/)......

nstygma
10-13-2011, 11:47 PM
anyone ever use crossloop?

SLAG
10-14-2011, 03:09 PM
I use logmein for web remote access and wyse pocket cloud from my android

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Molitoth
10-14-2011, 05:27 PM
Dameware is the best, you have to pay for it though.

Dameware is badass, we used to use that.

Now we've gone to Microsoft OCS (Office Communicator) corporate wide, and I must say... it's awesome.

Anyone on our global network is available for instant chat/video conf/remote desktop at anytime.