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OpenVPN vs. RDP

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What are the pro's and con's of using OpenVPN vs. RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol), and vice versa ?

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-BassKozz
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They are something completely different:
RDP: Let's users connect from a client to a server PC over a connection. The RDP Protocol has by default no encryption. It's what you see when you use Remote Desktop Connection in Windows XP Pro.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_Desktop_Protocol

OpenVPN: Securely connects PC's or networks over insecure connections (internet).
You can use OpenVPN to secure a otherwise insecure RDP connection. But it is a bit overhead of just this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenVPN

If you want to remotely use your computer I suggest UltraVNC. It's the same use like RDP but you can secure the connection with a key.
http://ultravnc.com
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RealVNC also not bad.
I also used it for remote my pc from office.
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