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I have a couple of older PC's that I would like to use basically to "view" windows machines.  I don't like RDP because I don't want to log off the current user.

These old PC's have various versions of windows, but none have real strong processors or RAM, so I thought I would be better off to have a "lighter" OS.

Is there a Free OS out there that will do remote desktop viewing?

Thanks...
Joe
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Hello joemckamey,

Will Win2K with realvnc do?
http://www.realvnc.com/

Regards,
sunnycoder
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Win2K isn't free...is it?  
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Nope ... it is not ... if you need a free OS
http://www.linuxlinks.com/Distributions/Mini_Distributions/

I have heard good things about
http://www.puppylinux.org/
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by:joemckamey
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Do these have Remote Viewing applications that are NOT RDP?
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realvnc would work on all Linux
http://www.realvnc.com/products/download.html
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by:kdearing
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You could use VNC with the existing Windows OS.
A simple web page can act as the remote viewer.
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Correct info, just not much direction
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