Remote Desktop: the recipe.

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Wed Jan 23 14:18:05 UTC 2008

John Summerfield wrote:

>>> More like desktop sharing.
>> i only used the phrase "Remote Desktop" since that's how it appears in
>> the GNOME menu.
> Bizarre. I'm looking at
> It's clear it's talking about desktop sharing (or remote assistance), 
> and not remote desktop as anyone else uses the term.
> AFAIK this is the only remote desktop client for Linux: 

That's for the Windows remote desktop protocol and there is no 
corresponding server.  If you want something with equivalent performance 
on Linux, look at freenx with the NX clients from 
The current freenx server can't share the active console session though, 
you have to start new sessions when you first connect and then you have 
the choice of suspending or terminating them when you disconnect.  The 
commercial NX server claims to allow connections to the console but I 
haven't tried it.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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