[SATLUG] Virtual server

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 10:39:58 CDT 2009


ed wrote:
> 
> 
> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Henry Pugsley wrote:
>>
>>> Second question - why do you need Gnome or KDE on a server?  Nearly
>>> all admin tasks have to or can be accomplished through the shell.
>>> Installing a DE adds unnecessary instability.
>>
>> One application is very useful.  You can put vncserver on a server and 
>> multiple people can connect to the same instance via vncviewer.  Then 
>> all can look at exactly the same application while on the phone.  Very 
>> nice for collaboration.

> Would vncserver work for a classroom setting?  How?

If the students are physically present, I would think a projector would be 
better.  If they are distributed, it could be used along with Access Grid, 
http://www.accessgrid.org/software, but bandwidth could be a consideration.

   -- Bruce


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