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    Viewing Ubuntu on a different computer?

    I was wondering if there is a way to view Ubuntu on a different computer that runs Win XP Home. If there is a way can someone help me out on how to set that up. Thank You.

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    Re: Viewing Ubuntu on a different computer?

    it depends on exactly what you mean by "view" but generally when people want to view their comptuer from win XP it means that they need to install samba.
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    sudo apt-get install samba samba-client
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    Re: Viewing Ubuntu on a different computer?

    You could install one of the VNC servers on the Linux box and a VNC viewer on the xp box.

    Either regular VNC or if your more security wary and if your not behind a firewall you probably want tightvnc

    http://lifehacker.com/software/how-t...eps-317125.php


    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VNC

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    Re: Viewing Ubuntu on a different computer?

    Use Vnc:

    Simple stuff:

    Set up Ubuntu first: (assuming you're running Ubuntu for desktop (7.0.4, 7.10, 8.0.4)
    ============
    To enable this on Ubuntu: System > Preferences > Remote Desktop.. This applet should be fairly self explanatory.

    Windows
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    Find and install a VNC application. There are many.
    Try tucows.com, download.com or majorgeeks.com for a source.
    Once installed, simply "call" the Ubuntu machine.
    This will give you remote desktop access just like you were sitting at it.

    More Advanced Stuff:
    Now you're up and running: You'll probably want to enable file-sharing between the two machines.
    If you're a Windows type, use windows file sharing on the windows machine, and access it from ubuntu - Note, you'll not be able to do things with files over 2Gb.

    A better alternative is learn how to set up Samba on your ubuntu machine and access it from Windows.
    Linux File systems are tidier, more efficient, etc, etc, etc

    Happy networking!!

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    Re: Viewing Ubuntu on a different computer?

    How would i "call" the Ubuntu machine for vnc server. If I were to install samba, will it have to be on both machines?

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    Re: Viewing Ubuntu on a different computer?

    Ubuntu usually comes with the Samba client installed, but to share files with a windows machine, the Samba server would need to be installed on Ubuntu. The windows box could stay fat, dumb, and... well, I guess that pretty well describes it. Samba lets Ubuntu (or other Linux boxes) speak "Window-ese" - Windows already speaks it.

    If you opt to go the Samba route, I've referenced some good How-To's here.
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