August 14, 2001
Come back to Linux, VNC, all is forgiven
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes, "As a die-hard Linux user, my first actions when I get a new piece of hardware is to reject Microsoft's EULA, install Linux, and send the Windows CD back to Microsoft for a refund. Unfortunately, to do that would mean forfeiting a good half of my mobile connectivity, unless I could write a driver for the winmodem myself. Instead of attempting this thankless task without support from HP or anyone else, I instead looked around for another solution. What I found was virtual network computing (VNC), a system that allowed me, when my laptop was connected to my home network, to use a Linux desktop hosted on one of my other machines." The column is at osOpinion.