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    Hi all
    would you please suggest me, base on your experience (or opinon), a good - stable, secure and easy for a noob - remote desktop solution for me to admin my parents computer from overseas?

    Many thanks!

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    On Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:56:01 +0000, suseisnotdebian wrote:

    > Hi all
    > would you please suggest me, base on your experience (or opinon), a good
    > - stable, secure and easy for a noob - remote desktop solution for me to
    > admin my parents computer from overseas?
    >
    > Many thanks!


    What operating system is on the remote computer?

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    I use NoMachine. I've tried RDP, VNC too but NoMachine is the one that faithfully reproduces the screen as it should. The others used to, but not any more (well, not for me).

    Have a cruise here: https://www.nomachine.com/download/linux&id=1 and here https://www.nomachine.com/people

    This is the proprietary version. Sometimes I get so frustrated with the fully Open Source versions that I have to use the proprietary, like when the remote screen is part out of view, or defaults to a window manager from the 20th century, or whatever.

    Of course, you might like to try the Open Source versions first, or exclusively. Have a look at freenx maybe.

    You did ask for an opinion :-) [I've been down a lot of rocky roads with remote desktops in Linux].

    No doubt others will have less jaundiced advice for you (I hope).
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    OOps I forgot this important link for FreeNX: https://en.opensuse.org/FreeNX
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    Default Re: remote desktop, please suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by suseisnotdebian View Post
    Hi all
    would you please suggest me, base on your experience (or opinon), a good - stable, secure and easy for a noob - remote desktop solution for me to admin my parents computer from overseas?

    Many thanks!
    I use teamviewer for my remote connections. It does everything I need to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:56:01 +0000, suseisnotdebian wrote:
    What operating system is on the remote computer?
    Both linux boxes, the one being administered with openSUSE (maybe Tumbleweed, not sure yet)

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    Quote Originally Posted by suseisnotdebian View Post
    Both linux boxes, the one being administered with openSUSE (maybe Tumbleweed, not sure yet)
    When the remote one is the one to be used by your parents, I see no reason whatsoever to use Tumbleweed. IMHO they need a rock stable system: a supported openSUSE release.

    This is a bit off-topic, sorry.
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    Default Re: remote desktop, please suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by suseisnotdebian View Post
    Hi all
    would you please suggest me, base on your experience (or opinon), a good - stable, secure and easy for a noob - remote desktop solution for me to admin my parents computer from overseas?

    Many thanks!
    I use Teamviewer10 on OpenSuse 13.2. It's proprietary but free for non-commercial use and works well on a mixture of platforms (e.g. with Windows at the other end).

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    On 2015-04-15 09:06, hcvv wrote:
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    > suseisnotdebian;2704931 Wrote:
    >> Both linux boxes, the one being administered with openSUSE (maybe
    >> Tumbleweed, not sure yet)

    > When the remote one is the one to be used by your parents, I see no
    > reason whatsoever to use Tumbleweed. IMHO they need a rock stable
    > system: a supported openSUSE release.


    And I would use the long term support version, aka Evergreen, which
    currently is 13.1.

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    On Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:26:02 +0000, suseisnotdebian wrote:

    > hendersj;2704923 Wrote:
    >> On Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:56:01 +0000, suseisnotdebian wrote:
    >> What operating system is on the remote computer?
    >>
    >>

    > Both linux boxes, the one being administered with openSUSE (maybe
    > Tumbleweed, not sure yet)


    If it were me, I'd set up an ssh connection between the two boxes, and
    then tunnel VNC over it. Don't run VNC over the 'net in the clear (it's
    not encrypted), but you can add the x11vnc after connecting via ssh with
    port forwarding, then connect to localhost:10 (or whatever) to connect to
    the remote machine.

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