Remote Desktop : Connecting to a WinXP machine ?

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Thu Mar 16 00:05:30 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-03-15 at 17:29 -0600, Matthew R. Dempsky wrote:
> You'll want to use RDP if your friend has enabled the Remote Desktop 
> feature (AFAIK only available in Professional, not Home).  I'm not sure 
> what Remote Assistance uses and whether or not its supported.

Ohhh, sounds horribly complicated...

> Alternatively, you could have your friend install a VNC server for 
> Windows (TightVNC and RealVNC come to mind).

Good idea !! I just downloaded&installed the windows version of TightVNC
into my WinXP "guest" in VMWare, and in no time I could get Ubuntu/host
to connect to it as easily as if it were another Penguin !
Thanks for the suggestion Matthew ! :o)


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