My Adventures in Coding

February 27, 2010

Remote Desktop to Windows XP from Ubuntu

Filed under: Uncategorized — Brian @ 6:54 pm
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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:

        Ctrl+Alt+Enter
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