Brent Saner on 20 Jan 2008 12:30:38 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] One True OS

yup! the proprietary (free as in beer) NX is wayy more developed than freenx. but definitely do-able (and supports a lot more features than windows' RDP)

you can also VNC (but PLEASE for the sake of security, tunnel it over ssh or a vpn. please. VNC is incredibly insecure.)

On Jan 20, 2008 12:45 PM, Art Alexion <> wrote:
On Saturday 19 January 2008 19:25:34 W. Chris Shank wrote:
> Have you actually ever administered someone else's Linux desktop
> remotely. It's not the same as a Linux server. You need to "see" their
> problem, just like on Windows. See how you feel after spending a half
> day trying to get your clients new HP MFC to do network scanning in a
> way that is even begins to approach what they were able to do with
> Windows 98.
> Desktop Linux is no easier to administer than Desktop Windows. Both
> are fairly straightforward if you spend the time to get things setup
> right before it hits the users desk.

I haven't used nx, but we do a lot of remote desktop administration on windows
PCs with logmein and net magic, where we actually do see the desktop.  Is the
same thing possible with nx or vnc?

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