Thanks, Marc. That's a helpful tip. With Chrome/Android becoming very popular on tablets and smart phones, it makes sense to have a nice solution for that platform. I think Java would work well-enough for me, even if it is slow. I would avoid using VNC on my little devices, but would hugely value having the option available in a crunch.


On Tue, 15 Jan 2013, J. Marc Edwards wrote:

You will need to look at Java-based VNC clients. RealVNC does offer a Java/browser-based VNC client. These clients will be slower in performance than native clients.

There are some other solutions that are being pursued by the OpenStack cloud community that relies upon browser-based VNC clients. I'll respond later with some info on that.


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Behalf Of Mike Miller
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 5:21 PM
To: VNC List
Subject: VNC viewer for Chrome OS?

On Linux or Windows, I'll use either the Free or Enterprise versions of the Real VNC viewer through an SSH tunnel and both work great. I'm thinking about a Chromebook as another potential option for connecting to my Xvnc sessions. I see that Chrome OS has SSH available, and it can do port forwarding. I also see a bunch of VNC viewer options, but they are of a few different kinds and I don't know if they will work for me like Real VNC.

Do any of you have experience with a VNC viewer on Chrome OS, especially for connecting to an Xvnc session?

Is there any plan to develop a Real VNC (Enterprise or Free) for Chrome OS?

Thanks in advance.


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