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I have a really crappy old HP that I want to turn into a VNC terminal. It will be hooking up with an XP machine so if possible I'd like ...
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    VNC Terminal


    I have a really crappy old HP that I want to turn into a VNC terminal. It will be hooking up with an XP machine so if possible I'd like something to work with remote desktop. I need a VNC OS or whatever you install on such machines. I figure that if anyone has a solution for this the linux world would. I'd appreciate any help I can get.

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    There aren't any VNC OS, but there are lots of distros you can install a VNC-server on, and then you just use a VNC client to connect. Also remember that you will have to install the graphical enviroment (called X) to be able to use VNC, if you just want commandline, use ssh.

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    So then the anwser to this is to get a really slim distro of linux and make it nothing but the kernel and the VNC viewer?


    Alright, but can you point me towards a program that takes advantage of the Remote Desktop protocol in XP. This connection moves a bit smoother than VNC.

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    Not only the kernel, if you want the graphical, you need an X-server and all its dependencies in addition, but this should'nt bee an issue with most distros. I never used XP on my own computer, and when I used windows I did'nt use any remote desktops, but if you look at a site like download.com you probably will find one...

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