Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Simple Remote Desktop Application in Fedora 16

There are many remote desktop application in linux, such as rdesktop, vnc, and etc. But in Fedora, there's no gui or desktop version for rdesktop by default. Existing version just for vnc. You still can use rdesktop for desktop remoting well but this program have to be execute from command line. If you need to embed the rdekstop command line to the Application Menu, you have to create a shorcut. Another way is use application called remmina. Remmina is remote administration application in linux that support multiprotocol packaged in pluggins.
There are RDP, VNC, NX, XDMCP, SSH, and Telepathy. So, what are you waiting for? Just install it using yum and you will get all you need for remote administration. Follow these instruction below:

  1. Install all using yum #yum -y install remmina*
  2. If completed, you will find remmina shortcut in Application Menu -> Internet
  3. Reboot #shutdown -r now

More screenshoots and details about remmina just visit http://remmina.sourceforge.net/
Good Luck!


Marketing For 6 Figures said...

thanks for the information, I love desktop applications and I currently use a home page application you may also want to check out at http://www.freedesktopapp.com