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virtual network computing

See VNC.


(Virtual Network Computing) Open source remote control software that lets someone take control of another user's computer in a distant location. Running under popular operating systems as well as Java, there are numerous VNC applications, both free and commercial, including UltraVNC (, TeamViewer (, ShowMyPC ( and RealVNC (, the latter maintained by some of the original developers of the software.

Developed at Olivetti & Oracle Research Labs in the U.K. in the late 1990s, the Labs were acquired by AT&T in 1999. See remote control software.

VNC Remote Control
A VNC server is the host being accessed, while the VNC client is the controlling and viewing computer.

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