Sunday, June 28, 2009

Access Linux From Windows with FreeNX

FreeNX is a cross-platform remote desktop application. It's similar to VNC but is faster and leverages SSH for security. Installation on Ubuntu is simple (I'm using Jaunty).
  1. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add the FreeNX repository:

    # Ubuntu FreeNX Repository for Jaunty
    # sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 2a8e3034d018a4ce
    deb jaunty main
    deb-src jaunty main
  2. Update your packages list: sudo apt-get update
  3. Install the FreeNX server: sudo apt-get install freenx-server
  4. Install the appropriate FreeNX client software for Windows or Mac, and try logging into your Linux machine remotely.