Tag: remote desktop

Link: Rdesktop: Access Windows Desktops Remotely From Linux [Quick Tip]

Most of you know about rdesktop which is used to view and access Windows desktops remotely from any GNU Linux systems. rdesktop is an open source client for Windows Remote Desktop Services, capable of natively speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present the user’s Windows desktop. rdesktop is known to work with Windows versions such as NT 4 Terminal Server, 2000, XP, 2003, 2003 R2, Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2. Be mindful that you can use rdesktop only on Linux systems which has X window system.

Full article here:
Rdesktop: Access Windows Desktops Remotely From Linux [Quick Tip] (Unixmen)

Link: Mikogo: A Multi-platform Desktop Screen Sharing And Remote Access Software

Most of you have heard and used the LogMeIn service which is used to access a remote system screen via Internet or through native applications. We can use Logmein software to online meetings, remote IT supports, web conferences etc. Unfortunately, Logmein is now switched to paid version and the free service is no longer available. …..

Luckily, we have another application called Mikogo which will help us to access the Desktop and Mobile screens remotely via web and manage them from anywhere. Mikogo is a free for personal use and works well on almost all modern operating systems such as GNU Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Android, and Web. It is very simple to use, you don’t need to be an expert at all to use it. All you need is a decent uninterrupted Internet connection on both side. Mikogo has intuitive and decent interface to work with, and offers similar features present in Logmein.

Full article here:
Mikogo: A Multi-platform Desktop Screen Sharing And Remote Access Software (Unixmen)

Link: NoMachine Server Installation and Configuration

In the previous article, we introduced the X Window system and discussed different X Window remote desktop options. In this article, I will cover installation of the NoMachine remote desktop server and the various server options.

Full article here:
NoMachine Server Installation and Configuration (pfSense Setup HQ)

Link: OpenVPN on DD-WRT: A Secure Connection To Home Networks

Since the demise of the free LogMeIn service, you might have lost access to your home PC. Fortunately, with the right router, and a little bit of time, you can gain free access to your home machines very easily with OpenVPN. This guide I’ve written for the DSLReports.com community will focus primarily on OpenVPN running on DD-WRT, but should apply almost equally to “TomatoVPN” firmware, or newer Asus routers which include it (I would also recommend checking out “Tomato by Shibby” — as this looks to be some great firmware for those with supported hardware).

Full article here:
OpenVPN on DD-WRT: A Secure Connection To Home Networks | DSLReports, ISP Information (DSLReports.com)

Link: Setting up VNC on Raspberry Pi

Although the Raspberry Pi can be connected to a TV or monitor via HDMI or DVI, there are times when running a Raspberry Pi “headless” (without a monitor) is desirable. In a headless setup, you could connect to your Raspberry via SSH but if you want the full desktop then you will need to connect using a remote desktop protocol. The easiest is to setup VNC on Raspberry Pi. Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is a graphical desktop protocol that allows you to access the full Raspberry Pi desktop from another machine. Typically you would run the VNC client on a PC running Windows, OS X or Linux and access the Pi’s desktop over the network.

Full article here:
Setting up VNC on Raspberry Pi (Make Tech Easier)

Related link:
VNC Starting Automatically on Raspberry Pi (School Pi Club)

Link: How to remote control Raspberry Pi

Once you have a fully working Raspberry Pi system, it may not be convenient for you to continue to access Raspberry Pi directly via a keyboard and HDMI/TV cable connector dedicated to Raspberry Pi. Instead, you will want to remote control “headless” Raspberry Pi from another computer.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to remote control your Raspberry Pi in several different ways. Here I assume that you are running Raspbian on your Raspberry Pi. Also, note that you are not required to run desktop on Raspbian when trying any of the methods presented in this tutorial.

Actually that last quoted line does not appear to be quite correct — the first three methods shown don’t require a desktop, but the fourth involves using VNC, which pretty much assumes a desktop will be present. And if were were considering using VNC, we might also want to consider Nomachine NX, which can support multiple simultaneous sessions that each have a separate, independent desktop, and is also faster than VNC in some situations. Although, we’ve never tried installing it on a Raspberry Pi.

Also, some or all of these tips may be useful for controlling Linux remotely regardless of the actual hardware that is in use — in other words, these are by no means exclusive to the Raspberry Pi.

Full article here:
How to remote control Raspberry Pi (Xmodulo)

Link: NoMachine – An Advanced Remote Desktop Access Tool

Working remotely is not a new thing for Linux Administrators. Especially when he/she is not in front of the server. Generally, the GUI is not installed by default on Linux servers. But there may some Linux Administrators who choose to install GUI on Linux servers.

When your server has a GUI, you may want to remote the server with full desktop experience. To do that you may install VNC Server on that server. In this article, we will cover about NoMachine as an alternate Remote Desktop Tool.

What is NoMachine

NoMachine is a remote desktop tool. Just like VNC. So what is the difference between NoMachine with the other? The most important factor is speed. The NX protocol provides near local speed responsiveness over high latency and low bandwidth links. So it feels like you were directly in front of your computer.

Full article here:
NoMachine – An Advanced Remote Desktop Access Tool (Tecmint)

Nomachine NX: An alternative to VNC for using a remote Linux desktop


This article includes a small bit of text that originally appeared on a blog called The Michigan Telephone Blog, which was written by a friend before he decided to stop blogging.  It is reposted with his permission.

If you have ever tried to access a Linux system using VNC, and your host computer wasn’t particularly fast, you may have noticed that things slow down considerably – you definitely know you’re accessing the computer remotely, even if the access is via a local network link. And even if you don’t have that issue, you might want to know about this alternative.

You can install the NX Free Edition server and client from Nomachine and it works great!  Note that NX does not work in precisely the same way as VNC – while VNC lets you take control of the current desktop on the target machine, NX lets each login have its own session and desktop. So you could be using your Linux box and let another family member come into it via NX, and each of you would have your own desktop and session.

The best reasonably current instructions I have found are in this article:
Remote Linux Desktops with NoMachine NX

Those instructions are somewhat geared toward users of Debian-based distributions such a Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc. but there are also packages available for systems that utilize RPM or compressed TAR packages rather than DEB. Most experienced Linux users should have no problem figuring out how to adjust the instructions for their particular distribution.

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