- 11 Jun 2006
VNC only has a use when connecting to remote X Windows sessions on linux boxes.
Remote desktop is much faster and much more secure by nature of the fact that it is encrypted and versions after that supplied with xp (meaning the server 2003 edition and now this vista version) can use SSL as well.
If you only connect to windows boxen, its crazy to use anything else
VNC is as fast as you want it to be, just drop the colour settings down (same as RDC). VNC is encrypted if you want it to be (www.realvnc.com). VNC's client is extremely lightweight and means you can remote-desktop from any type of OS to any other type, with no problems.