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Old 01-07-2009, 04:23 AM   #1
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Remote Desktop to Windows


What would be the best Gnome program to remote desktop to my Windows XP machine from Ubuntu? Right now, I have RemoteDesktop, but is there one better?
 
Old 01-07-2009, 05:34 AM   #2
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:48 AM   #3
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I use rdesktop and it works almost flawlesly..
(audio doesn't pass thorugh from my windows machine to my local Linux box - minor issue not important enough for me to troubleshoot)

I can copy text / URL's between my rdesktop client machine and my local Linux box. useful..

Actually this is how I work every day.. I use my Linux machine as my primary desktop and I rdesktop to all the windows Servers and workstations if needed.

I think this is the best option for a remote Windows box if you don't want to install anything extra.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 11:06 AM   #4
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Second vote for rdesktop. Works great, and I use it the same way farslayer does, so I use it quite a bit.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 05:17 PM   #5
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Thanks for replies, but I'm lookin for somethin that supports audio if possible.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 05:23 PM   #6
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Thanks for replies, but I'm lookin for somethin that supports audio if possible.
If you are trying to watch movies/videos or playing games over remote desktop or vnc, you might as well give up now. While it can be smooth for a short period, its a rather frustrating activity. Nothing worse than a picture that tends to freeze still or sound that goes away and comes back.

As for a remote desktop client, rdesktop is light and fast, good for not very graphically intensive activities.
For graphics and sound, physical access to the machine is the most optimal solution.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 08:45 PM   #7
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Thanks for replies, but I'm lookin for somethin that supports audio if possible.
It doe support audio but in my case I am running a testing distro on that box, not a stable release distro, and it's just not worth my time to get that feature working.. it's probably a simple fix, but it's not on my prority list.

If I were running Debian stable on that box I would bet my audio would be functional through rdesktop as it should be.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 11:49 PM   #8
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rdesktop.
I understand OpenSuSe and other distros come with tsclient for Gnome etc
 
Old 01-08-2009, 01:24 AM   #9
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Hm..Is rdesktop command prompt or what? When I type it in to run it, it opens in terminal. How would I do it correctly?
 
Old 01-08-2009, 01:46 AM   #10
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From what I know rdesktop is capable of even handling audio and even video at various resolutions.take a stroll though its man pages am sure you will get it.
or even better get a rdesktop GUI front end like grdesktop for GNOME.
check the screenshots for grdesktop here.
Am sure there are packages for your distro somewhere.

and if you ever go kde there is krdesktop screenshots for it here.
 
Old 01-10-2009, 05:50 PM   #11
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Thanks! grdesktop is perfect!
 
  


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