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Last week, I discovered ("Screen for X11"), and after a week of use, I'm impressed! xpra.org

I've used it to run graphical applications on one computer and interact with them from a different computer. And I can honestly say that I can't notice a difference compared to running the app locally.

It's basically what I always wanted to be—but without any of the lag I always experienced with VNC.

· · brutaldon · 1 · 10 · 8

@yisraeldov

> How does [] compare to x2go?

Well, I haven't used x2go enough to really compare the performance.

But the interaction model is different. With xpra, you attach to specific graphical applications running remotely, and then manage them exactly like they're graphical applications running locally. With x2go or vnc, you attach to the entire x session, and thus are managing things through an extra layer of abstraction (e.g., with things like your WM/DE)

@codesections that's not 100% true, with x2go you can run an entire DE or Access your desktop remotely. But it also lets you start up a single instance of an application and "then manage them exactly like they're graphical applications running locally". I was working that way accessing emacs and chrome on my work computer remotely from home.

@yisraeldov

> that's not 100% true, with x2go you can run an entire DE or Access your desktop remotely. But it also lets you start up a single instance of an application and "then manage them exactly like they're graphical applications running locally". I was working that way accessing emacs and chrome on my work computer remotely from home.

Interesting—I didn't know that! I may need to check out x2go a bit more.

How was the typing latency with x2go+gui emacs?

@codesections When I was working on my work computer x2go+gui emacs was almost as good as local (as far as I remember). Working on my wifes macbook over 4g and trying access my office computer, was not as good, for that I just used `-nw`. I think that is because my upload speed is awful in my office. ( too be clear office != work, I rent an office near my home so as to keep the computer out of the house )

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