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Initial releaseFebruary 27, 2009; 11 years ago (2009-02-27)
Stable release
1.11.0 / September 9, 2020; 2 months ago (2020-09-09)[1]
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Written inC, C++, Java
Operating systemMS Windows (32-bit/64-bit) (NT/2000/XP), POSIX (Linux/BSD/OS X/UNIX-like OSes), MinGW/MSYS (MS Windows)
Available inEnglish
TypeRemote desktop, Remote administration, Distributed computing
LicenseGNU General Public License

TigerVNC is open source Virtual Network Computing (VNC) server and client software, started as a fork of TightVNC in 2009.[2] It supports Windows, Linux and OS X.

Red Hat, Cendio AB, and TurboVNC maintainers started this fork because RealVNC had focused on their enterprise non-open VNC and no TightVNC update had appeared since 2006.[2] The past few years however, Cendio AB who use it for their product ThinLinc is the main contributor to the project.[3] TigerVNC is fully open-source, with development and discussion done via publicly accessible mailing lists and repositories.

Compared to TightVNC, TigerVNC adds encryption for all supported operating systems (not just Linux), but it removes scaling the remote display into the client window, file transfer, and changing options while connected.

TigerVNC focuses on performance and on remote display functionality.[4]

TigerVNC became the default VNC implementation in Fedora shortly after its creation.[5]

A 2010 reviewer found the TigerVNC product "much faster than Vinagre, but not quite as responsive as Remmina".[6]

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  1. ^ "Releases - TigerVNC/tigervnc - GitHub". Retrieved 19 October 2020 – via GitHub.
  2. ^ a b Peter Åstrand (2009-02-27). "Open Letter: Leaving TightVNC, Founding TigerVNC". TightVNC mailing list. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
  3. ^ "TigerVNC | ThinLinc by Cendio". www.cendio.com. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  4. ^ "Review of TigerVNC". Podnova Windows Library. 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  5. ^ Adam Tkac (2009-03-04). "TightVNC feature has been renamed to TigerVNC". fedora-devel-list, Development discussions related to Fedora. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  6. ^ Veitch, Nick (2010-09-17). "TeamViewer, TigerVNC, Vinagre and NoMachine NX". Reviews. Linux Format (136). ISSN 1470-4234. Retrieved 2014-02-10.

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