Post by Henrik Carlqvist Post by Harold Johanssen
Anybody know why would one want to use anydesk in preference over
VNC? What does it offer that is beyond VNC's capabilities? Does it
perhaps perform measurably better?
I haven't used any of them much and not anydesk at all. There is a good
comparision between different softwares for remote desktop at
Usually I use ssh with X forwarding and sometimes xdmcp. At a few
occasions i might have used vnc together with qemu.
As I see it, it's different purpose. VNC duplicates the screen and
allows you to disconnect the session and reopen it with all running
applications in the same state. Ssh, X, xdmcp make the screen output a
part of the application and abort if the connection is broken. But there
may be a solution for that, which I would like to see. Think of laptops
connecting to a server migrating from one network (wired) to another
Apart from that, I don't like proprietary software, especially if they
make a difference between personal and commercial use. It happened with
Teamviewer that they suddenly decided it's not personal anymore for the
purpose at hand. So I went to VNC (in a mixed environment).
Proprietary solutions tend to claim that their software is better
optimized, better latency, better throughput, better responsiveness,
works behind proxy, NAT, have more features etc... I can concur that
some of these claims make sense, but I don't think it is always true or