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1) What are clear steps for being able to remote into my Ubuntu box from my Windows 7 box?

2) Is there a way to have a .exe be attached to my left-hand launch bar?

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  • Install xrdp in Ubuntu. Open a terminal, then run below command:
sudo apt-get install xrdp
  • Open Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 7 (click Start button, then search “remote” in search box).


  • Input the host name or IP address of your Ubuntu machine, then click Connect.


  • Input your username and password of Ubuntu, then click Ok to connect.



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Thank you Radu! – David May 5 '13 at 22:03
@Radu - if you based your answer on this site please provide source link. I don't think ubuntututorials will mind but they sure need the proper source link so they can get the credit. – Luis Alvarado May 10 '13 at 21:54

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