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I would like to remotely connect to a linux (Fedora) vmware machine hosted on a Windows7 desktop machine.

My understanding is that this should work.

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Does it not work? – robert Jul 3 '12 at 16:16
It does work, but SO is not the proper venue for this question. – Eugen Constantin Dinca Jul 3 '12 at 16:17
This question is not related to programming unless you mean how to programaticly connect and if so the question should be rephrased. – rerun Jul 3 '12 at 16:18

Yes, it should. There are actually several different approaches, each with its own pros and cons:

My favorite solution is to install VNC on both the Windows and Fedora PCs:

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How about SSH with forwarded X? It's much more efficient, at least from my experience. You can even get a full shell by executing gnome-session or plasme-desktop. – Linuxios Jul 3 '12 at 16:34
I am going to start by trying out your second solution. It seems like exactly what I need, since I still would like to have a desktop gui. – Welf Ludwig Jul 3 '12 at 17:53

I've never used Vmware, but it should have (like Virtualbox has) an option to set up the network interface.

I always choose bridge and I ssh directly to my linux box. Works no problem.

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