In 2012, we published some guides on VNC Remote Desktop and clientless remote desktop with Guacamole. Presently, we can avoid VNC (Virtual Network Computing) and use X2Go to create an XFCE desktop environment.
X2Go is a remote desktop software for GNU/Linux which uses a modified NX3 protocol. NX compresses the X11 data to minimize the amount of data transmitted, and caches data to keep the session as responsive as possible.
X2Go gives remote access to a Linux system’s GUI. Client packages for X2Go can be run on FreeBSD, Linux, OS X, or Windows. The server package of X2Go must be installed on a GNU/Linux host. The X2go project has packages for Fedora, Ubuntu and Debian. Login to your server as root and run the below commands :
sudo apt-get update -y
sudo apt-get upgrade -y
xubuntu-desktop should meet the need of most of the users :
sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install x2goserver x2goserver-xsession
In your local Linux computer, install the client:
sudo apt-get install x2goclient
When you will first open the X2Go client, a window will pop-up to enter the details to start a new session. The pop-up window is easy to fill-up and connect.
X2Go is extremely easy to install and use. If you compare with our guides to setup VNC remote desktop then you’ll realize that X2Go requires little learning. We need cloud-based remote desktops for various team works. Remote desktop is not extremely useful for one user but it is useful when we are working with a team for designing and coding. Unfortunately, not all the software used in the professional fields have a GNU/Linux package which significantly reduces the scope of using a remote desktop. However, increased privacy and granular control are the major reasons to think about a remote desktop over any type of SaaS.Tagged With x2go server 18 04 , xubuntu in x2go