[linux-audio-user] Re: Is the Linux desktop really here?

Gustavo Zamorano S. gzsuniq at cableonda.net
Mon Dec 8 15:27:24 EST 2003

Is your mom using XP or Win 2000?

You can also try rdesktop included in Red Hat 9 and some others.  Or 
download it from Sourceforge.net.

It is a small source tar ball.

rdesktop will allow you to connect to Windows Termianl Server.
You should install and aneble it on XP and W2k.

Then you type : rdesktop remore_host_name  (or IP)

faster than VNC.  VNC is slow.


I know we are off topic... But, come on... It is Linux!.

Anthony DiSante wrote:
> Dave Phillips wrote:
>> tim hall wrote:
>>> PS: Watching my nine-year old and various friends use my system, I'd 
>>> say the Linux Desktop for casual users is here, given the 
>>> availability of technical support. IMX it's the configuration that is 
>>> difficult, not the installation & usage.
>> Hi Tim:
>>  A few days ago I wrote to the list and recounted a story about 
>> setting up a Windows 2000 system for some
>> very non-computer-savvy friends of mine. Well, that saga knows no end: 
>> I had to go to their house yesterday
>> and get it going for them again. It's true that they are *really* in 
>> the dark about their machine, but it's got so
>> ridiculous that I've decided on a new plan. I'm going to set up a 
>> Linux box for them and see how they do with it.
>> These people do very little else but use a Web browser (what they call 
>> "the computer") so I want to see just how
>> hard or easy it would be for them to use a modern Linux system. It'll 
>> be an interesting experiment, and if I have to deal
>> with the system at least it will be a real OS with real tools and the 
>> real possibility of actually fixing it if it breaks.
>> Win2K is nice, but what a vacant system ! I can't believe people have 
>> paid so much and received so little in return
>> for their money.
>>  Anyway, if this experiment works I'll report back to this group. The 
>> folks using this box aren't music/sound people,
>> but I do plan on setting up XMMS, RealPlayer, and possibly xine or 
>> Mplayer for on-line video feeds. Let me know if
>> you have any suggestions for making it as easy as possible for them to 
>> use.
> My biggest suggestion is to install and run an ssh server and a VNC 
> server on it, so you can fix things for them remotely.  VNC is also 
> handy for showing them how to do things while you're on the phone with 
> them, because you're looking at the same screen and using the same 
> keyboard/mouse that they are.  It's been invaluable to me for working on 
> my mom's PC from 170 miles away.
> -Anthony
> http://nodivisions.com/

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