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Old 09-05-2003, 09:06 PM   #1
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Does linux offer Remote Desktop?


Does linux have a "Remote Desktop" feature? Since I often telecommute I use the "Remote Desktop" feature from Windows XP. Is this feature available with linux? And, if so, can I remote to a Windows XP machine?
 
Old 09-05-2003, 09:09 PM   #2
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Sure, look into VNC, and in fact, TightVNC is http://sf.net 's project of the month

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Old 09-05-2003, 09:16 PM   #3
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Thanks,

We have used TightVNC in our windows environment before. This will make a transition to linux much easier.

I am a C# developer and using TightVNC will allow to continue developing on a windows machine at work without giving up linux.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 12:48 AM   #4
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Also, keep in mind that the X window system is inherently designed to be usable remotely. You can run X on one computer and have its display directed to another computer - just like the old concept of using dumb terminals connected to a more powerful server, only with modern display technology There are lots of possibilities! Check out the Remote X Apps HOWTO, the Linux Terminal Server Project, and the Thin Client HOWTO for some ideas.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 05:16 PM   #5
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If you are going to be attaching from across the wan check out http://www.nomachine.com/
 
Old 10-12-2005, 07:15 PM   #6
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Re: Does linux offer Remote Desktop?

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Originally posted by gitarted
And, if so, can I remote to a Windows XP machine?
Yes, there is a Linux program called rdesktop that lets you use the Windows Remote Desktop Protocol to log into Windows computers remotely. It comes with most distributions.

VNC also works well. RealVNC and TightVNC come with most distributions.

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Also, keep in mind that the X window system is inherently designed to be usable remotely. You can run X on one computer and have its display directed to another computer - just like the old concept of using dumb terminals connected to a more powerful server, only with modern display technology There are lots of possibilities! Check out the Remote X Apps HOWTO, the Linux Terminal Server Project, and the Thin Client HOWTO for some ideas.
This doesn't help for remoting to Windows, since Windows apps don't use X.

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If you are going to be attaching from across the wan check out http://www.nomachine.com/
There is no free NX server for Windows (at least not that I know of).
 
  


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