I have installed Ubuntu Desktop on my personal computer desktop. How can I get the same desktop experience on a server running Ubuntu Server remotely? I have tried things like VNC but it does not look the same. My hope is that I can be able to use it similarly to how I use RDP to connect to Windows Server 2016.

  • Ubuntu servers come only with command line interface. Servers don't have any GUI desktop. To use a server as a desktop remotely or otherwise, you will have to first install a desktop. – user68186 Aug 20 '18 at 18:57
  • I am not sure about all the packages that need to be installed for that to happen. Previous attempts have left me with half a desktop. – Nathaniel Fredericks Aug 20 '18 at 18:58
  • Install a desktop on your server and then see here askubuntu.com/questions/724262/… – s1mmel Aug 20 '18 at 21:58

you can install remmina it is same as RDP.


sudo snap install remmina

  • This is a client, not a server. – Nathaniel Fredericks Aug 20 '18 at 18:54
  • @NathanielFredericks - You said you want to connect to a server. This answer is one way to do so. If that's not what you intended to ask, then please edit your question to clarify. – user535733 Aug 20 '18 at 18:59

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