Remote desktop access

Re Alvarez re_alvz at
Fri Aug 24 12:06:21 UTC 2007

To be really true...Linux at the moment has no answer for MS remote
desktop protocol...

unless you wanna get your stuff done via are pretty much stuck
with VNC right now....

I have heard there are other setups but none of them has performed like
MS RDP for me right now.

On Fri, 2007-08-24 at 13:00 +0100, CwCrei wrote:

> Hi folks, :)
> Bit of a Linux/Ubuntu newbie, so...
> I've got a 6.10 desktop machine sitting on my 100Mbps wired LAN and it's 
> working beautifully.
> Both my girlfriend and I would like to be able to use this machine's 
> desktop remotely over the LAN, mainly from WinXP machines located 
> elsewhere in the house (it's sitting on my desk with mouse, keyboard and 
> monitor right now, but the plan is to do away with that lot, put it into 
> a rack case and hide it away in the equipment rack). I've briefly tried 
> using VNC, but have found it slightly clunky and unacceptably slow - as 
> a benchmark, there's an 800MHz WinXP Pro box on our network that is 
> almost always accessed remotely using Microsoft's Remote Desktop, which 
> has performed noticeably faster than VNC to date, and I consider Remote 
> Desktop to be only 'adequate' when it comes to speed. VNC has the 
> advantage of also offering remote access to my old G3 Mac, but it can be 
> unusably slow with screen updates.
> So, what's the best way for two people to, sometimes simultaniously, 
> remotely access an Ubuntu desktop from WinXP Pro machines, using 
> non-commercial software?
> Thanks for your help... :)
> PJ.
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