Any good linux remote desktop for ec2

Posted on 2011-05-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am new to linux. And start a linux instance on EC2(cloud).

It said need to connect by putty or terminal.

Is there any way to connect by remote desktop with high quality.
I am using windows.

Any suggestion, thanks.
Question by:turbot_yu
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    Accepted Solution

    Try UltraVNC which can be downloaded from

    You may have to set up your Linux machine to accept connections. You can find instruxtions on that at

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    i suggest NX, because it needs lower bandwidth while providing great quality for remote desktop.

    IT also runs on a webinterface and much more! and best part is probably that is easy to install.

    i prefer nx than VNC. If you wonder about security, both vnc and nx can run on ssh.
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    You can either configure VNC or XRDP on Linux to get GUI access of your Linux box.

    For VNC:

    For XRDP:

    Author Comment

    Thanks for all, is there any one should be confirmed can be installed on EC2 with linux micro instance.
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    Expert Comment

    Which distro it is?
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    You shouldn't need to install anything on the Linux box, just configure it to accept connections. That is provided it has the necessary packages installed. UltraVNC only needs to be installed on your Windows machine.

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