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What will give me the best remote connection look and feel, with a step by step guide.

I am trying to connect to my Kubuntu system from Windows. I don't need to go the other way. I believe I used VNC viewer in the past but the performance wasn't very good, it seemed that I was getting 1 frame a second.

Also, should I be concerned about secured. The connection is between a windows xp machine and kubuntu 10 on a wired local network.

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Which direction do you want to connect to? You say "from Kubuntu to Windows" in the title, but "to Kubuntu from Windows" in the post itself. –  grawity Mar 24 '11 at 15:06
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FreeNX is an excellent remote desktop solution for Linux that is faster than VNC and features built-in SSH tunneling to secure your connection.

Packages for Ubuntu are available from a PPA on Launchpad. There are complete installation instructions in the Ubuntu Community Documentation. There is also a closed-source client application for Windows.

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The best choice for remote desktop connections to Windows is... Remote Desktop. Try rdesktop, krdesktop, and remmina as Linux clients.

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And all can be used through a ssh tunnel. –  CarlF Apr 26 '11 at 15:13
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Kubuntu 10.10 comes with pre-installed desktop sharing app, KRBF. It generates invitation for the client PC. Never used it, though, I usually go the other way . I use Kubuntu the other way round, to command the Windows machine with KRDC and I am very happy with it.

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