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remote desktop from windows to linux?

by satish_997 / June 1, 2008 2:56 PM PDT

So I was thinking of setting up some kind of network (not sure what the right term would be) so that I can access my files from anywhere with my laptop. Now, my desktop, the one I would be connecting to, has both Windows XP Pro and Ubuntu as a duel boot system. Now, my main purpose for this connection is just so I can access files on my desktop. My question is whether I should do this with my desktop booted into Windows or Ubuntu.

I know if my desktop is in Windows then I can also run programs on there as well depending on my type of connection. Would accessing my files through Linux/Ubuntu, however, be much safer?

not sure if this post belongs here or networking so I'll post a similar one in the other

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by Porch-a-Geese / June 1, 2008 7:05 PM PDT

SMB through the linux box would be easier. The challenge is to being able to run each program on the other desktop.
Go for an open source alternative and run the windows files through such an application.
You won't be able to access your files in Linux from windows on the same box unless you set up an X environment. There is no support for reading Linux filesystems in Windows.

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Sorry for the misleading first answer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2008 12:44 AM PDT

Windows can access remote linux machines just fine and the files too. Porch is still in learning mode.

Look up NetDrive on google to find an easy solution to access some SFTP, FTP or other filesystem on your Linux box. There are dozens of solutions you can find like this. I will not write any tutorial about this but our Porch needs more paint.

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you're saying Linux?
by satish_997 / June 2, 2008 2:03 AM PDT

I have practically nothing saved on my Linux partition so Windows would be far more convenient. I was just wondering, though, if it would be safer to connect to the Linux OS rather than Windows.?

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by Porch-a-Geese / June 2, 2008 2:08 AM PDT
In reply to: you're saying Linux?

Linux has a better security setup. Look at the post about security and the other post on Linux tips.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2008 2:15 AM PDT
In reply to: you're saying Linux?

But the tips thread is full of misleading good intentions. Try to avoid getting mislead but the software is out there to do this easily.

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video over remote connection?
by satish_997 / June 2, 2008 10:01 AM PDT

ummm... in my post in the Networking and Wireless forum, I also included a couple questions about watching video over a remote desktop connection. First, if my computer's wireless internet can stream a movie over the internet just fine, then why is it so choppy trying to watch a saved video in the client's computer on my host's computer? What's the difference and is there anyway to improve it? Second, why can't I tell the remote computer to play a cd or dvd in its cd/dvd drive from my host computer?

I suppose that was three questions. Silly Should I take this post back to the Networking and Wireless forum?

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Yes it can be choppy over such a connection.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2008 11:06 PM PDT

Copy it locally first to avoid losing a year trying to find and fix it. I must decline trips to the tarpits.

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will do
by satish_997 / June 3, 2008 4:22 AM PDT

just out of curiosity though, could you give me a quick explanation why this? I mean if it can stream from the internet great, then why is it soooooo much for from a desktop?

I would really appreciate your input! Happy

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In one sentence.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 4, 2008 12:13 AM PDT
In reply to: will do

Packet turnaround time, buffers, lag, interference, programs not optimized for variable packet delays. That is all.

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by satish_997 / June 4, 2008 2:09 AM PDT
In reply to: In one sentence.

hahaha! I didn't really understand that, but I had another idea which I posted in the networking forum.

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