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Setting Up Remote Graphical Desktops on Linux

Dec 20, 2010, 17:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Geier)

"There are two popular technologies for running remote graphical desktops: Virtual Network Computing (VNC) and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). VNC uses the Remote FrameBuffer (RFB) protocol. It's platform-independent and there are open source server and client applications for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. The RDP was developed by Microsoft and is the only remote desktop protocol used by default in Windows.

"At first glance, using VNC due to its open source benefits, platform-independence, and feature advantages might seem the best. However, RDP might be the best solution, even on Linux machines, if your organization is primarily a Microsoft shop. Installing an RDP server or client on a handful of Linux machines is likely easier than deploying VNC servers and clients on your entire Windows fleet.

"In this tutorial, we'll see how to get RDP support in Linux. We'll install a RDP server so Windows users can use the native Remote Desktop Connection client to remotely connect. Then we'll install an RDP client so Linux users can remotely connect to Windows, or other Linux machines."

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