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I have a vps with ubuntu 10.04 x64, I used FreeNX, and it's lacking.

Is there an application with better compression algorithm(s)?

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10.04 has remote desktop built in if you go to "System->Preferences->Remote Desktop" you should be able to enable it.

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What client do I need for it? –  wajed Jun 9 '12 at 19:40
    
terminals.codeplex.com –  MickStep Jun 9 '12 at 20:22

FreeNX I believe is better than both rdesktop and vnc and is supposed to work on even modem connections.

Maybe you can lower your resolution / color depth?

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If you're only doing server-type tasks (no GUIs), then ssh (Secure Shell) is the best and fastest way to connect to it. It's text-only, which means that you don't waste bandwidth on imagery. From windows, PuTTY is a great free ssh client:

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

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