I want to communicate back & forth with my dad in another state. He's practically deaf, blind in 1 eye, cannot type, and has no patience for keyboards of any size. He cannot use a mouse. His IQ is 140, can swim 2 miles, but he's 81. My idea was to set up a touch screen pc at his place and have him write when he feels like it, with his finger, on a Kolourpaint screen. I need to admin the remote pc 800 miles away, including restarting it if necessary. I will dedicate a pc at my house to a continuous rdesktop or tunneled VNC. Doable? If I can get wake-on-wan to work, how to best secure the remote pc? Any Linux distros especially suited for this?
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