Remote Desktop Connection to Linux (Fedora 16) from Windows 7

I’ll explain how to connect Fedora linux remotely from Windows. You have plenty of choices to do that. Two of them are here:

  • TightVNC Viewer
  • TeamViewer

First of all, you should allow other users to connect your linux desktop. On Fedora, follow this path: “Activities > Applications > Desktop Sharing“. Click to “Allow other users to view your desktop“.

Fedora Remote Connection Settings
Fedora Remote Connection Settings

You may also need to disable or set your Firewall on Fedora.

Method 1:

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Download and install TightVNC Viewer. Type linux IP address and connect.

Remote Connection with TightVNC
Remote Connection with TightVNC

Method 2:

Download and install TeamViewer. Start TeamViewer on Linux. Write your ID and password down. Open TeamViewer on Windows. Connect to linux using ID and password that you wrote down.

Remote Connection with TeamViewer
Remote Connection with TeamViewer

P.S. TeamViewer is faster than TightVNC.



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3 thoughts to “Remote Desktop Connection to Linux (Fedora 16) from Windows 7”

  1. Dude in the first method, how will just providing the linux IP address suffice? You see my point? It would require more than an IP to uniquely identify the machine.

    1. If your linux is in the home (regular router, regular firewall), It wouldn’t require more than an IP (tested). If you are in a company which has several computer using the same IP to access Internet, method 1 can’t help you.

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