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    Remote Desktop for Linux?

    Is there a way to do something like remote desktop except for linux?

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    Yes, but it's generally a really bad idea to do so. See these threads:

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=565881

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=564536
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    KVM over IP
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    VNC is one option tho security is an issue make sure you always have the latest version and keep an eye on security notices
    i wouldnt recommend VNC if there are other options..

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    Honestly I asked that question not too long ago.... searched all over as I manage windows and wanted to get into the Linux world more and more to help out the Sysadmin here..... It took a while to get comfortable with SSH. Now I do not need the remote desktop..... I heard it puts some overhead on the machine as well.
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    Ah, I see. I don't need it, I thought it'd just make managing things easier but SSH is fine. Thanks!

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    The issue with a "remote desktop" type administration of linux is that you will have to run X. This is going to create un-needed load on the machine that could easily be avoided by administering everything from the command line.

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    Zone.net offers it. I have it on my VPS right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaroTech04
    The issue with a "remote desktop" type administration of linux is that you will have to run X. This is going to create un-needed load on the machine that could easily be avoided by administering everything from the command line.
    You don't have to run X server on the VPS, ala the VNC style.

    Instead, you can run X server on your desktop (plenty of free/commercial X servers for Windows and Mac OS X), and use SSH to tunnel the X protocol so GUI will display remotely on your desktop.

    X-based programs are taxing the CPU and memory especially if you fire up the whole framework (KDE or Gnome for example). However they are not that bad if you just need to run one or two apps.

    Scott

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