This weekend I decided to reformat my laptop with the Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix. So far I have been very happy with the switch, it is a great distro! Now, I still need to be able to remote into my computer at work which is Windows XP Pro. Fortunately there is a great free tool called rdesktop that does the trick.
To install rdesktop just run the following command:
sudo aptitude install rdesktop
To start a remote desktop session:
/usr/bin/rdesktop -f myworkmachine.company.com
Note: the -f option opens the remote desktop session in full screen mode.
To exit full screen mode: