[X2Go-Dev] X2Go vs. xrdp

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Tue Oct 1 09:12:56 CEST 2013

Hi Nable,

On  Mo 30 Sep 2013 22:22:06 CEST, Nable 80 wrote:

> Here are some more observations from me: when you have a weak/slow
> client (Vcxsrv and XMing seem to be rather slow on my old laptop with
> WinXP) and heavy server, the xrdp seems to be working better. When you
> have rather powerful client and want to reduce amount of software
> rendering on server-side, X2Go seems to be better.

This is definitely the case. Depending on the desktop session manager  
used with X2Go you can observe more rendering CPU consumption on the  
client (for old style desktop shells like XFCE, LXDE etc.) or more CPU  
consumption for rendering on the server (GNOME3, Unity, Plasma et al.).

However, as the old-style desktop shell are rather extensive CPU  
cylcle consumers, the server-side rendering becomes more evident to  
the user. X2Go decreases in performance the more widget rendering  
happens on the server (as those rendered entities have to be  
transferred as bitmap-like graphics).

> 2developers:
> please, correct me if I'm saying smth wrong, as I don't know much
> about the internals of X11-related software.

Nable, thanks for throwing in your 2¢.



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