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Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by DarkEgo, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. DarkEgo

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    I need a remote desktop tool that will allow me to connect to a linux computer from a windows computer. I am using ubuntu. My linux computer is my file server/ torrenting computer. I don't have a monitor to use for it (nor room for a monitor) so I was thinking I could just use a remote desktop tool. I would also like to be able to connect to other windows based machines (like my game server). Any sugestions on a good FREE remote desktop tool for windows and linux.
     
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    LogMeIn maybe. I use it for all the computers in my house. Its limited on the free version.
     
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    All I realy need to do is get to the desktops on my computers. I dont need any "special tools." All I need to be able to do is get on the Linux computer every once in a while to pick a new torrent.
     
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    Maybe an FTP server on the linux computer would be better? Just share that folder so you can get access to it from any computer that can work with FTP. The popular ones for Linux are ProFTPd, PureFTPd, and GLFTPd.
     
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    Id say LogMeIn then. Does great.
     
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    I have successfully used xrdp, which allows you to use the regular windows remote desktop tool. So no need for downloading and installing aps on your windows client. You do need to have x-server installed which, in my opinion, is not really useful for a fileserver/torrenting client. A webbased torrent client would sooth your needs. I use transmission, also has a ubuntu deb package (not yet via apt though)
     

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