Re: Remote desktop software weird behaviour

Ross Salinger <rgsalinger@...>

What I'm saying is that in the specific use case of this Windows upgrade, it's a one time expense that will last for 5-10 years. I agree that annual subscription fees (I'm retired as well) eat into your income. One time expenses, as you say are quite another thing.

Right now I have exactly zero PC subscriptions in play. I'm happy with the versions that I have and happy with my equipment and I'm standing pat. That's just me.


On 8/13/2019 10:14 AM, 'Joseph Zeglinski' J.Zeglinski@... [ap-gto] wrote:

Hi Ross,
    You are indeed right in what you say, comparing the seemingly minor outlay for something like TeamViewer – but it is a matter of principle. A $100 here, then more $100’s  for some other support items. How many PC software subscriptions are we all, especially seniors on fixed dwindling incomes - willing to pay, for various things, and each one triggers  yet another monthly or annual payment, digging into our credit card or bank. Easy to eventually build up many hundreds of dollars for such “recurring minor” expenses, for which, while essential are not used that often. The various  $100’s for subscriptions won’t break the Bank – THEY rarely do, before they break us.
    Meanwhile, an AP mount or an AP scope is a once in a lifetime, much treasured purchase, using hard earned retirement money saved over decades, to be spent only “on fulfilling Dreams of yesterday’s Tomorrows”.
TeamViewer and other such “tools” aren’t as nearly important or even essential, in comparison to owning any AP product.
From: Ross Salinger rgsalinger@... [ap-gto]
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Honestly, if you own an AP mount then spending 100 bucks on software really cannot break the bank :).


On 8/13/2019 7:28 AM, Wayne wayneh9026@... [ap-gto] wrote:

Ross, what do you mean by dummy video plugs?

On Aug 13, 2019, at 7:01 AM, Ross Salinger rgsalinger@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:


Windows remote desktop is only good on a LAN. On a LAN it's by far the better product. I use dummy video plugs in my (3) remote computers so that I can use dual screens when imaging. Much easier on my aging eyes to not have to peer at small stuff on a screen.


On 8/13/2019 1:39 AM, Bill Long bill@... [ap-gto] wrote:
Windows Remote Desktop. Free. Works great. Requires Windows Pro on the target machine.

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I also have the same problem, they seem to be new TV policies (or malfunctioning algorithm).
In any case I have been testing RealVNC with good results. I have also heard very good reviews about Google Chrome Remote Desktop. Both for free.

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