A couple weeks ago, I used set display and foward a rich client application’s display across a very long distance network, it was a very painful experience. Today, I used VNC server to do essentially the same thing over the same distance. The difference was night and day. I was able to use the remote application with no significant lag. I am much happier with the current experience. I am not sure if the difference was caused by network or not and that’s why I titled this post as subjective. So, your milage may vary. You have any similar/different experience?