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Let me just tell you that this is just about the neatest thing since sliced bread. It's a simple thing, and of course I shouldn't be amazed that it's possible. But as an old-school computing guy, I'm continually amazed at what I can do with a device that fits in my pocket. Before I tell you about PalmVNC, let's talk about some background information.
VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is a remote display system which allows you to view a computing 'desktop' environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures. Some people say it's like XWindows, sometimes they say it's like PCAnywhere. It's kind of like both. But it's different. You can get the Source Code for it. (which means, you can improve it if you're a bit head!) Some of the things that make it different are:
VNC was created by ORL, the Olivetti Research Laboratory. In January 1999, AT&T acquired ORL to create AT&T Laboratories Cambridge. Many people have contributed to the VNC project, since the source code was released to the public. A Palm version was originally developed by Vladimir Minenko, a research scientist with the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), University of California at Berkeley. His work was then continue by the folks at Harakan Software. This is the version we are talking about today, and this is the one that you should be VERY interested in checking out.
They added new features to PalmVNC like:
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