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Hi, there. I would really appreciate some help on how to install / configure my linux machine to be able to access it remotely over the network. Before my recent reinstall, I use to connect to it via telnet; which I read that it is not secure.  Can you please advise how to configure it using some other type of remote connectivity. Ideally and if it is not too complicated I would like to access its GUI.
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You can easily access the GUI by installing a flavor of VNC.
Fedora Core and rpm distro-based guide here: http://bobpeers.com/linux/vnc.php
Ubuntu guide here: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/share-your-ubuntu-desktop-using-remote-desktop.html

For other set-ups, it should go much like the Fedora Core guide, except your package management system will vary wildly.
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you may access it via ssh. ssh server should be installed and running be default.
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omarfarid  how can I from a windows XP access this linux through SSH? is there some utiliy or what please?
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yes, you may use free ssh clients like putty, cygwin, etc.

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
http://www.cygwin.com/

or commercial ones like ssh from www.ssh.com or securecrt

http://www.ssh.com/
http://www.vandyke.com/products/securecrt/
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There is also an encrypted gui for linux that performs as well as remote desktop on windows.
It's called FreeNX.
There is a opensource version in almost all distro's and there is also a commercial one that is free to use for 2 concurrent users at a time
http://www.nomachine.com

clients for freenx exist for linux,windows,apple. There is alse a web applet that allows access.

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Tjilp
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thank you all. Worked PERFECTLY. Well done people
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