How can I remote access a Windows 7 desktop from an Ubuntu laptop?

Paul A. October 30, 2011

I installed Ubuntu on an old laptop but decided it just wasn’t for me. I was wondering though if there’s some way to use it to remote access my Windows 7 desktop. I’ve tried Splashtop for iPad, but it’s just not as convenient as having a display, keyboard and pointing device all in one. Plus the iPad’s screen is a little small.

  1. Jay
    October 31, 2011 at 1:42 am

    you can return to windows, If you don't like ubuntu, Why should you use it ! you can dual boot also.
    Use inbuilt windows remote access program or team viewer.

    • Fondy44
      October 31, 2011 at 2:14 pm

      Too lazy to reinstall Vista on the laptop and too broke to buy a decent chair and monitor for the desktop. :-)

  2. Jeff Fabish
    October 30, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    How To Establish A Remote Desktop Access to Ubuntu from Windows
    (works visa versa)

    I would install Teamviewer, however. It's pretty simple. Download the Debian, Ubuntu package for Ubuntu, then install it. Finally, install the executable for Windows.