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Remote GUI for Ubuntu

Last Modified: 2012-05-10
OK, I finally got fed up enough with software costs for stuff running on windows that I've decided to move to Ubuntu Server for my small home network. I can find great open source versions of just about everything I want to do but I have one week spot, remote administration. Currently I run my windows bod mostly headless relying on RDP. I want to do the same on Ubuntu and I'm not talking remote shell. Before someone suggested it I want to full GUI remotely. I know I should learn all my shell commands but I'm not there yet and just want to work through the GUI for now.

I'm sure something can do this I'm just not sure what will give the best results. Also note this is all running local on a 1GbE lan so bandwidth is not a concern. I want the best functionality with minimal setup required client side (don't really mind setup on server side as much).
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