The HTML5 is loaded with major updates for the HTML standard. For example, you can get the provision to view videos from YouTube directly from the web browser which shall support the HTML5 even without the use of Flash player. Likewise, a computer can be remotely controlled using VNC where there is actually a server and a viewer(client) module. But, by the simple use of the ThinVNC, all you are required to do to control your desktop remotely is to install the server module and thus, this shall enable you to gain access to your desktop remotely from anywhere in the world using a web browser that shall support HTML5.
Going by the current trends, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera show compliance with the HTML5. The HTML5 support is also there for the users who use the Internet Explorer. But, this is only for those who use the IE9. Going by the technical stuff, the ThinVNC actually takes the advantage of the latest web technologies which include AJAX, JSON and HTML5 genres for the delivery of remote desktop access over the web, having high degree of performance and using the HTTP and SSL protocols. Moreover, you are not required to use any additional plug-in, or any other software which needs to be installed at the client side. The ThinVNC thus shall prove to be the optimum way of ensuring connectivity between you and your remote computer from any place in the world.
The ThinVNC server can be quite easily set up and installed. After the installation of the ThinVNC, you need to run the ThinVNC which shall pop up an interface as shown below.
At the General tab, there is provision for you to set whether you want to restrict access to your computer remotely using the ways of authentication or allow anyone to have access to your desktop. By default, there will be username and password of ‘admin’. Now click the start server button finally to instantly allow connection. There is a checkbox for auto-start which is for the server to start automatically and not for the software.
Now, when a client is to connect to the ThinVNC server, you have to start any HTML5 compliant browser and then you need to type in the IP address of your desktop followed by a colon and then the port number. Now, after pressing enter, you need to type in the server computer’s name and click on Connect. Thus, you will be allowed to login by entering your username and password.
ThinVNC shall also provide a presentation mode which enables you to show your desktop or selected application windows over the internet. Thus, the ThinVNC is quite a useful tool and is also available for free with great ease of use. This is mainly meant for non-commercial usage. The ThinVNC server shall support Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows Server 8.