I am running Ubuntu 9.04 on my machines at home. But my laptop is getting older and some tools run very slowly on it (esp Ruby on Rails, javac/java Tomcat6). However these tools perform very well on my PC so I'd like to know a way to use its power on my laptop.
I have already tried out the remote desktop tool but I don't like it. I am searching for a tool which lets me write code on my machine and - for example - I can use javac xy.java - java xy or run ruby script/server on the desktop from my laptop, and see the output in my terminal, or use the laptop's browser to see my rails project.