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Windows to Ubuntu desktop Remote Desktop?

Is there a way to connect to ubuntu desktop from Windows.

I'm on windows 7 trying to connect to a remote ubuntu desktop in another city.

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marked as duplicate by slhck Jan 25 '13 at 7:51

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It might help if you told us what you've already tried. – Daniel Beck Jan 25 '13 at 7:27

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Yes ma'am!

You can also use VNC and X-Forwarding to accomplish such a task.

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That works despite the fact we are not on the same network? – Rachel Nark Jan 23 '13 at 14:33
@RachelNark As long as the proper ports are open on the intermittent routers/firewalls/etc, it should work. Forward TCP port 3389 to the destination computer's IP address – Kruug Jan 23 '13 at 15:00
Found the proper port number here:… – Kruug Jan 23 '13 at 15:01
Do I need to forward on the router/modem then? – Rachel Nark Jan 23 '13 at 20:43
Yes. If you are unable to access the router/modem yourself, then you may want to get in touch with someone on the other end to forward for you. – Kruug Jan 23 '13 at 20:50

Teamviewer is a good solution. They have both linux and windows versions.

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Tried that, had issues connecting to them. They connected to me just fine. Even did service ufw stop. – Rachel Nark Jan 24 '13 at 23:47
Welcome to Super User! When answering questions, solely recommending software is discouraged. If a part of your solution involves the use of a particular piece of software, I would consider using this meta post as a guideline. – KronoS Jan 25 '13 at 5:54

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