How to connect to a remote desktop from a Linux machine to windows XP , windows 2003 server , Vista or windows 7.? This question is frenquently asked by linux users especialy the newbies that want to discover more linux.
There are many tools that make it easy to connect to a remote computer, rdesktop and Gnome-rdp is one of them, are simple and easy to use.
First check that your windows allow user to connet remotely to the machine,
rdesktop is a nice and very simple remote desktop tool, from the command line install itusing the command :
– For debian-ubuntu-Mint
apt-get install rdesktop (debian-ubuntu-Mint)
yum install rdesktop
– For Opensuse
Zypper in rdesktop
– For Slackware
slackget install rdesktop
Connect to remote wndows machine with
#rdesktop 10.12.13.14 (-f for Full mode screen)
to exit from the fullmode and back to linux desktop (ALT+CTRL+ENTER)
Back to windows Desktop again (ALT+CTRL+ENTER)
The other wondefull tool is Gnone-rdp
Gnome-rdp is available in the repositories of most linux distributions, you can install it the same as redesktop (For example ubuntu use : sudo apt-get install gnome-rdp, fedora , yum install gnome-rdp ….)
now should be under appalictions > Internet
start the program and then start the connexion,is realy nice tool .