Please see Connect via RDP to Ubuntu 14.04 using XRDP for an updated version of this post.
If you need to connect to a Linux machine, and in the scope of this guide, Ubuntu 13.10 (I’m sure this guide should be fine for earlier versions as well), then your options include:
- Pure and simple SSH – The admin’s super tool! (just install openssh-server – works every time!)
- VNC – I don’t like this method because you need to install software on your client AND server
- XRDP – This still involves VNC to some degree but you can use the normal Windows Remote Desktop Client
The latter is the one I’ll guide you through here. Continue reading