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TurboVNC is a derivative of VNC (Virtual Network Computing) that is tuned to provide peak performance for 3D and video workloads.

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What is TurboVNC?

TurboVNC is a derivative of VNC (Virtual Network Computing) that is tuned to provide peak performance for 3D and video workloads. TurboVNC was originally a fork of TightVNC 1.3.x, and on the surface, the X server and Windows viewer still behave similarly to their parents. However, the current version of TurboVNC contains a much more modern X server code base (based on 7.7) and a variety of other features and fixes not present in TightVNC, including a high-performance Java viewer. In addition, TurboVNC compresses 3D and video workloads significantly better than the “tightest” compression mode in TightVNC 1.3.x while using only typically 15-20% of the CPU time of the latter. Using non-default settings, TurboVNC can also match the best compression ratios produced by TightVNC 1.3.x for 2D workloads. Furthermore, TurboVNC contains some unique features that are designed specifically for visualization applications.

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  1.  Screen SharingYou can use TurboVNC to share your screen with your colleages or friends.

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  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
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The brief Wikipedia subentry gives the false impression that this was a project developed in the past that is no longer active or worth mentioning, but that could not be further from the truth. This is an actively developed project with a feature set, hardware-accelerated performance, greater configurability, and efficient bandwidth consumption far superior to TigerVNC and the closed-development, rarely updated TightVNC. Overall, it is a vastly superior project with high compatibility with other VNC clients and servers. After switching over to TurboVNC from TightVNC and TigerVNC, I was able to enjoy both higher quality settings and auto-resizing (ie. if I resized my client window, the server desktop resized to match) with lower bandwidth consumption and latency compared to the other VNC servers. Likewise, I tested the TurboVNC client with the other servers and found it to work seamlessly.

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