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VNC 4.0 released
RealVNC is pleased to announce the release of VNC 4.0. VNC 4.0 is a
complete redesign of the VNC system, but maintains backwards compatibility
with the old VNC 3 releases.

New Features & Improvements vs VNC 3.3.7:
- Handling of dynamic changes to desktop size
- Local cursor rendering by VNC Viewer
- Simpler and more flexible configuration system
- Pointer rate-limiting and choice of colour levels for slow links

New Unix Features & Improvements vs VNC 3.3.7:
- Support for remoting the native X11 display (display ":0")
- Improved X selections (cut & paste) management
- Enhanced VNC Viewer

New Windows Features & Improvements vs VNC 3.3.7:
- Full support for multi-monitor systems
- New keyboard handling algorithms
- High performance VNC Viewer

Binaries and source can be downloaded from the RealVNC website at

Documentation and notes on this release can be found at

Please direct bug reports for this release to


The VNC Team