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I want to SSH from my Macbook to an ubuntu machine located on a domain in the form of xxx.ri.cmu.edu (I have a username and password to connect to it) but I want to view the GUI and not just the command-line interface that I could have sshed into using terminal. Are there any programs for this?

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You can SSH with the -X switch (X-forwarding)

You can then load up commands that require a GUI and they will display on your Mac.

This isn't exactly what you asked for, but you're technically asking for a Remote Desktop connection, which, to the best of my knowledge, is not available via SSH

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Would Oracle Virtualbox work for GUI login? –  user1249518 Jun 6 '12 at 13:27
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I don't understand that question. Try connecting with a straight-up Remote Desktop connection or try a VNC connection from the macbook using the ssh details you have. –  darryn.ten Jun 6 '12 at 13:28
    
How do I connect using a Remote Desktop connection? –  user1249518 Jun 6 '12 at 13:29
    
Sorry, I'm just a clueless freshman new to all this :( –  user1249518 Jun 6 '12 at 13:30
    
push apple+K and then type in vnc://IPADDRESS/ –  darryn.ten Jun 6 '12 at 13:50
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