Getting Started

To connect with Remote Ripple, make sure your target computer runs a sort of VNC server.

  • If the target PC runs Windows, install a VNC server on it. We strongly recommend TightVNC as it provides best performance and compatibility with Remote Ripple. You can download your free copy of TightVNC on its Web site — https://www.tightvnc.com.
  • macOS systems already have a VNC server included. It’s a part of Apple Remote Desktop service. To enable it, go to System Preferences, choose Sharing, enable Remote Management, press Computer Settings, check “VNC viewers may control screen with password” and enter the password you will use when connecting.  
  • Most Linux distributions include a number of VNC servers as well. Just install a VNC server from your package collection, and type something like vncserver or tightvncserver (or whatever command starts that particular VNC server). Typically, it will offer you to enter new VNC password and will start sharing your desktop (or create new virtual desktop for you).
  • Virtualization systems (such as VMware and QEMU) often include built-in VNC servers, although they may not be enabled by default.