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Chicken of the VNC for Mac

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3 stars

"Could not get it to work on Mac OS X 10.3.9"

May 24, 2011  |  By nturrill

2011-05-24 22:14:49  |  By nturrill

 |  Version: Chicken of the VNC 2.0b4


It has a useful function for older Macs.


I could not get it to work connecting from an Macbook with Mac OS X 10.6.7 to an old iMac with Mac OS X 10.3.9 using the "Listen for Server..." feature.

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5 stars

"Mac OS 10 VNC client (a.k.a. viewer)"

July 30, 2009  |  By hunter3740

2009-07-30 13:46:50  |  By hunter3740

 |  Version: Chicken of the VNC 2.0b4


Small and totally does the trick (for VNC server, whether Mac or Windows, and if Mac OS 10.4, can turn on the VNC in the Advanced part of the "Remote Desktop" checkbox in the Sharing System Preferences). Used it on many machines.


not a server (but doesn't claim to be either, so not really a con)


Small and Simple VNC Viewer

Updated on Feb 23, 2010

Just FYI, for OS 10.5 and 10.6 users, you can still turn on "Remote Management" in the Sharing System Preference; i.e. and in that settings, check to allow VNC clients...
But as far as a viewer, go to the System folder, then Library, then CoreServices, and run "Screen Sharing"! Super simple (e.g. would have to manually port forward 5900 over 22 for stuff like that), but does the trick if you just want vnc (without any added software).

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0b4
  • Chicken of the VNC is now a universal binary.
  • Resolved an issue that caused an "ZLibHex unknown subencoding" error when using ZRLE encoding to connect to an UltraVNC server.
  • Resolved an issue that caused pasting text to work incorrectly if the text contained repeating characters.
  • Bonjour server discovery now works properly when the server uses a non-standard port or display number.
  • Clicking an inactive connection window no longer passes that click through to the server.
Publisher GeekSpiff
Publisher web site
Release Date January 18, 2006
Date Added January 18, 2006
Version 2.0b4
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.3.9/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • universal binary
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    File Size 1.23MB
    File Name cotvnc-20b4.dmg
    Total Downloads 22,324
    Downloads Last Week 1
    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price Paid

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