Remote desktop access

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at
Fri Aug 24 14:36:17 UTC 2007

On 24/08/07, cj <debiani386 at> wrote:
> Re Alvarez wrote:
> >
> > To be really true...Linux at the moment has no answer for MS remote
> > desktop protocol...
> just FYI, incase you didnt know this, you can access micro$oft$ remote
> desktop on ubuntu now, but you cant host a remote desktop with it, you
> can only do VNC at the moment (unless theres a client out there that you
> can download that is faster then vnc for ubuntu)

Am I right in saying that VNC presents a view of the remote machine and that
Remote Desktop differs in that you actually log onto the remote machine
(kicking off any locally logged in user)?

The difference is that with Remote Desktop the desktop becomes yours, but
with VNC, like remote assistance) you merely join any locally logged in

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