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Chicken of the VNC for Mac

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0b4
  • Total Downloads:
    21,472
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 18, 2006
  • Price:
    Purchase
  • File Size:
    1.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    41
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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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

Pros

It has a useful function for older Macs.

Cons

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

Pros

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.

Cons

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

Summary

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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4 stars

"This is a solid performer"

January 03, 2006  |  By wealthychef

2006-01-03 14:12:01  |  By wealthychef

 |  Version: Chicken of the VNC 2.0b3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've used this client for a long time and it is the best out there for the Mac in terms of performance and features. I use VNC every day, several times per day.

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5 stars

"Works well connecting to Win2K servers"

November 30, 2005  |  By casaic

2005-11-30 08:41:39  |  By casaic

 |  Version: Chicken of the VNC 2.0b3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Works well connecting to Win2K and 2003 servers running TridiaVNC server. Connecting by IP address on in network and out of network machines, this is fine. Thank you for a useful app.

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5 stars

"Fabulous!!!"

June 10, 2005  |  By brunosky1

2005-06-10 18:17:49  |  By brunosky1

 |  Version: Chicken of the VNC 2.0b2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've tried, in the order, Timbuktu, VNCViewer and Chicken of the VNC, with Tiger, remotely controlling my Toshiba laptop: really the competitors can't stand the comparison with Chicken of the VNC!
It is faster and stable, while the others two are slow and repeatedly freeze.
There is a synthetic and useful html documentation accessible from the Help.
I love this software! :-)

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4 stars

"Dissapears"

January 16, 2005  |  By rocteur_dotmac

2005-01-16 05:01:09  |  By rocteur_dotmac

 |  Version: Chicken of the VNC 2.0b2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
On iMac G3 500 MHZ running 10.3.7 it simply dissapears when you come out of full screen with control/option/apple/tilde

Kind of an invisible CRASH!!!

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4 stars

"Works great..."

December 28, 2004  |  By pdsi

2004-12-28 15:17:26  |  By pdsi

 |  Version: Chicken of the VNC 2.0b2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
... and is less filling! I routinely maintain a number of Windows boxes remotely and the Chicken is the client I've settled on. I've tried others but never found them as reliable or as configurable as this one.

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5 stars

"Supports a 3 button mouse"

December 15, 2004  |  By jaredstack_dotmac

2004-12-15 11:20:33  |  By jaredstack_dotmac

 |  Version: Chicken of the VNC 2.0b2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Which is something it's competitors can't do without using a key + mouse workaround. Much faster than version 1.xx.

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5 stars

"Best VNC viewer so far"

November 22, 2004  |  By pedz

2004-11-22 09:11:27  |  By pedz

 |  Version: Chicken of the VNC 2.0b2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I tried two other vnc viewers for the Mac. For me, the keyboard is the critical question. Chicken of the VNC allows the shift, control, option, and command key each to be send the modifier that the user wants. These settings can be saved into profiles and each connection can specify which profile to use.

This seems to be the most complete implementation I've tried but I have used each of the three versions only a few days each.

The mouse tracking seems a little slow compared to the others. The feel seems very solid.

Also... the source code is available so that is a very nice plus.

Very nice job.

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5 stars

"Faster"

August 28, 2004  |  By spiffin

2004-08-28 04:36:36  |  By spiffin

 |  Version: Chicken of the VNC 2.0b2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This beta works for me .. much faster (and less buggy) than Timbuktu (when connecting to Windows XP) .. and faster than previous version.

Good work.

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Full Specifications

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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.
General
Publisher GeekSpiff
Publisher web site http://www.geekspiff.com/
Release Date January 18, 2006
Date Added January 18, 2006
Version 2.0b4
Category
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
    Download Information
    File Size 1.23MB
    File Name cotvnc-20b4.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 21,472
    Downloads Last Week 41
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    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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