VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is remote control software which allows you to view and interact with one computer (the "server") using a simple program (the "viewer") on another computer anywhere on the Internet.
The two computers don't even have to be the same type, so for example you can use VNC to view an office Linux machine on your Windows PC at home. VNC is freely and publicly available and is in widespread active use by millions throughout industry, academia and privately.
This version includes both the VNC server and viewer.
# All platforms
* NEW: The mouse cursor snaps to a corner of the host computer's desktop if it exits the VNC Viewer window within a certain distance of a corner (configurable via the PointerCornerSnapThreshold parameter), making it easier to trigger hotspots under the latest operating systems (particularly Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.8).
* Improved support for Windows 8.
- Under Windows 8, connection notification messages are now displayed on the Start screen as well as in the Desktop app.
- Under Windows 8, Desktop Duplication replaces VNC Mirror Driver as the optimal screen capture mechanism in most circumstances.
* VNC authentication passwords are now created using the vncpasswd utility, rather than specified using multiple parameters.
* FIXED: If connection notifications are disabled, messages are no longer shown when subsequently logging on to an account on the host computer.
* FIXED: Multiple and collated copies of documents can now be printed to local printers.
* FIXED: VNC Server no longer monitors the host computer’s clipboard so frequently, minimizing clashes with applications such as Excel.
* FIXED: VNC Server no longer displays erroneous 10061 error messages when starting up on slow computers.