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Vinagre, An Excellent GNOME VNC Client

Michael Larabel

Published on 16 September 2007
Written by Michael Larabel
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After connecting, the VNC window is presented in a new tab. The default user interface for Vinagre includes menu options for the Machine, Edit, View, Favorites, and Help. Then on the menu bar are buttons to connect to a new VNC connection, close the existing VNC connection, take a screenshot, and last is to open the VNC window to full screen on the desktop.

Vinagre supports managing multiple VNC client connections simultaneously and puts each session into its own tab.

The "Favorites" area on the left hand side is where commonly used VNC connections can be stored in a bookmark-like fashion. Just double-click on a favorite to launch that VNC session.

From our initial use with Vinagre 0.3 it had worked out very well. However, it is still under heavy development and we had run into a number of segmentation faults during our VNC testing. Even so, if you are willing to put up with a few blemishes until Vinagre 1.0, this is really an excellent VNC client for the GNOME desktop that is definitely worth checking out. We look forward to monitoring its progress. Find out more at the Vinagre website.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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