NorthantsPete wrote:See this is where linux always falls down - its never a one click solution, there is always another step that no-ones told you about. It shoul dbe in big bold letter "You downloaded this, did you want this aswell??"
Granny would never work it out...
Agreed. The learning curve for Linux is steep because there is a good deal of tacit knowledge required that's never made explicit.
It's logical that you need a VNC server otherwise you won't be able to display more than one desktop at a time.
Windows RDP doesn't have this problem because it simply logs whoever is using that machine locally off.
Thanks for the guide. It fixed my problem, and I learned a good deal about the differences of Windows and Linux in the process.
I'm glad it fixed the problem. Regarding the post from NorthantsPete, it doesn't deserve being quoted - he's a troll.
Windows has tons of issues that you don't find in Linux. For one, documentation sucks. Then there are zillions of security holes, many of which are not addressed or addressed after a long time.
The average Windows user can bunk up his/her PC in no time. In fact, I can easily install and configure Linux so granny will be happy with it for a long time, without being able to screw things up.
My daughter has a Linux PC - she hardly ever has to turn to me to fix a problem.
My son, a gamer, had a Windows laptop (had because some fan speed utility caused havoc and the laptop couldn't be shut down again - removing the battery fried the circuit board, in short, it's a brick now). Installing Windows 10 on his new desktop PC is a nightmare. And without a linux live stick, I wouldn't have been able to even rescue his personal files (or do you know of a Windows live stick?).
But Linux certainly has its own problems: The issue described in this thread was a new one. Someone changed dependencies and now you have to manually install the missing VNC server. I or you could file a bug report, perhaps someone fixes it in the next update.
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