In Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron, the Remote Desktop Viewer software on the Applications ^ Internet menu is used to access VNC-based remote desktops. This is a new addition to Ubuntu's software line-up and I found it a little clunky. It also refused to connect to my MacBook's shared desktop.
The Terminal Server Client program (Applications ^ Internet) was used for this up until the 8.04 release and is rather more established than Remote Desktop Viewer. However, out of the box in 8.04 it lacks support for such connections—the VNC option on the Protocol menu is grayed out. This is easily fixed—just use Synaptic to search for and install xtightvncviewer. Then restart Terminal Server Client if you have it open. VNC will now appear as an option under the Protocol dropdown list.
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