does anyone have any benchmarks with comparisons of the perfomance of the
new rdesktop 1.3.1 vs rdesktop from Microsoft?
My company i thinking of rebuilding older pc's into thinclients, but they
want to know if they should use a stripped down ms OS with ms rdesktop
client on it or a linux based distribution with rdesktop 1.3.1 on it.
I have such a linux-distribution installed here called thinstation. It works
very well, but i did notice a considerable difference in performance when i
scrolled down in a photo when connected to a windows xp workstation in 16
The scrolling became a bit "frame by frame", i noticed clearly the updates
of the screen. The microsoft rdesktop client did not gave me this problem.
Right now we are using windows 2000 terminal server, but since we are
thinking of windows 2003 terminal server, 16 bit and 24 bit are becoming
Can someone give me advice and some performance-facts regarding this matter?
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> Hello all,
> does anyone have any benchmarks with comparisons of the perfomance of
> the new rdesktop 1.3.1 vs rdesktop from Microsoft?
> My company i thinking of rebuilding older pc's into thinclients, but
> they want to know if they should use a stripped down ms OS with ms
> rdesktop client on it or a linux based distribution with rdesktop 1.3.1
> on it.
I work for http://nomachine.com.
We develop a system called NX which, simply put, creates a very eficient
transport layer to X and other protocols as RDP, based on compression,
caching and proxing. We have an older version of rdesktop called
nxdesktop which is basicaly rdesktop 1.1.0 (with some patches)
integrated with NX. I'm working on a version based on the lastest CVS
version of rdesktop targeted to our 1.4 version but I don't have a
release date yet.
The results are impressive. You can, realisticaly, work over a modem
without any problems. Besides the core components are GPL and free and
even if you decide to buy the commercial version, it's quite cheap.
Give it a try and feel free to ask anything you want :)
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