Connect to Ubuntu from Win 7 on home lan and run a Ubuntu application

Hi

I work mainly on my Windows 7 laptop but I have in my house a Ubuntu machine running a favourite app called KMyMoney to do my accounts.

What is the easiest way to configure Ubuntu so that I can log in to it over my lan and run this application ?

Thank you

Philip
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04it040Connect With a Mentor Commented:
you can use remote desktop functionality of ubuntu.

Nice tutorial for the same :-
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/share-your-ubuntu-desktop-using-remote-desktop.html


do tell if you face any other problem in configuring the same.
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alexbumbaceaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
http://www.nomachine.com/
The free edition allows you maximum of 2 remote connection
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philanderson888Author Commented:
Hi

To 04it040

That really works well - I have never tried that before and boom! it connects first time over my LAN without a hitch.  

That's perfect - I had used VNC before but never knew it was that simple over UBUNTU as well (had used it over Windows before).

That's great help - thanks very much, you have taught me something very valuable this morning.

Phil
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04it040Commented:
Your welcome.  :)

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Abhinav
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philanderson888Author Commented:
Hi

To alexbumbacea

Thanks for that input - I ran into some problems installing the app as it said I had to enable a printing command but then that command would not execute.  

However I read on a post that this application really is an excellent, first class application and well worth downloading so if I get the chance I will try again and let you know how it goes shortly.

Thank you

Philip
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PhilipAndersonCommented:
Hi again

To alexbumbacea

I managed this time to download and run the three executables OK using the instructions given at

http://www.nomachine.com/download-package.php?Prod_Id=1888

followed by the commands as given

 # sudo dpkg -i nxclient_3.4.0-7_i386.deb
  # sudo dpkg -i nxnode_3.4.0-11_i386.deb
  # sudo dpkg -i nxserver_3.4.0-12_i386.deb

which seemed to work.

Now I trawl through this document to configure it next, is this correct???

http://www.nomachine.com/documentation/admin-guide.php

Regards

Phil



Thanks again

Philip
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alexbumbaceaCommented:
You don't need to configure anything...
Just install the client program on your windows machine... and connect to the ip with a valid username/password combination
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PhilipAndersonCommented:
Hi Rindi

Thank you for that proposal; I agree and many thanks to both gentleman Alex and Abhinav for their solutions.

Philip
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