Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Living with VNC

Well, it's been a couple of days now that I've been running my backup Mac using VNC to the Sony's screen. For most everything, it works rather well. Okay, it's a bit choppy, with screen updates that happen slower than I would like, but I find myself forgetting that I am running remotely. I even downloaded and ran a news video while web browsing. The frame rate was bad, but the point was that everything was running sufficently transparently that I tried it without thinking.

And why was I web browsing throught VNC to a Mac when there is a perfectly respectable Mozilla browser here on the windows laptop? Deep down, I don't trust Windows on the Internet. Mail on Windows is strictly forbidden in this household. Everything runs behind multiple firewalls. Everything runs the current patches.

VNC glitches? Sometimes a false click is generated. I don't know how or why. The corners which trigger expose are more sensitive than they should be. I would also prefer the native Mac cursor rather than the VNC dot.

But, I can live with it. For now.

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