Ubuntu Distro Linux Server and xterm

I have just installed Ubuntu Server. I want to be able to access the server for management from my Windows 7 system. I already have Hummingbird Exceed installed on the Windows system. What do I need to do to the server to get xterm client working. I have looked on Google. What I find are a bunch of convoluted postings that don't clearly say how to add xterm to Ubuntu. What are the details for doing this? And, will Exceed server on Windows 7 work with Ubuntu Linux?
RayRiderAsked:
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torimarCommented:
The normal way to administer a Linux server remotely is via SSH. Under Windows, you would use Putty, for instance: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/

For file transfers, you could use the great WinSCP: http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

As to 'xterm': The Ubuntu server is 'headless', i.e. it does not contain the X-Windows manager. It may be installed additionally, but trying to use it is a lot more complicated than simply going with the regular SSH method.
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torimarCommented:
Here is the Ubuntu Server Guide that will help you learn to administer: https://help.ubuntu.com/9.10/serverguide/C/index.html


As to Exceed: I should expect it to work with Ubuntu just as well as with any Linux distribution, because it is made to comply with the X-Server which is not dependent on the distro.
Installing the X system on Ubuntu server is done via SSH with one single simple command:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

By this alone you may gather how powerful the Linux command line is. Trying to run Exceed and a GUI on your server will send you on an odyssey of installation and configuration for a dubious benefit. Whereas you can start administering via SSH right on the spot. Linux server handling is a command line business and will remain to be such.
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RayRiderAuthor Commented:
I had just about come to that conclusion. I am a hang-over from a corp. IT shop of past days in a Sun Solaris environment where we used xterm. That is why I still have the Exceed software that they gave me to work from home. My personal SPARC machine just died. I decided to move on and switch to Linux.

One last question if it isn't too late on this incident. How do I handle the key pairs? I installed putty and have it working. But I get the message to accept the default assigned keys.
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torimarCommented:
Thanks for the points.

This may help you with the key pair handling:
http://linux-sxs.org/networking/openssh.putty.html
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=566479
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RayRiderAuthor Commented:
I am at ease with the command line. I still know vi!! In just a few minutes playing around, I see putty is simpler and faster loading than Exceed. I  don't need the Exceed server running all the time. I think I will pass on xterm. Thanks for all your help, especially the links to administer. This "ain't" exactly Sun Solaris. But, it is close enough with a little learning in a few days, I will feel much more comfortable with it.

RR
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