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wanting to switch over to Ubuntu 100% but..

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by michael78, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    I'm wanting to switch over to using Ubuntu at work but there are a couple of questions.

    1) We use remote control software (Dameware) to fix pc's located offsite is there a Linux equivalent (hopefully free as my manager wouldn't support me using Linux at any financial cost) and can you control Windows PC's/servers from a Linux Desktop.

    2) Is there any reasons why an admin (me) using Linux in a Windows environment (All users and servers are Windows based) shouldn't use Linux.

    The reason I want to do this is at home I don't have the time to concentrate on getting to grips with Linux to the level I would like so using it at work would be cool. The biggest problem is I'm worried I won't be able to support the users properly using Linux (Ubuntu).
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Ubuntu has a built in remote desktop client that connects to windows servers / clients really well.

    I can't remember how you access it off hand, but I'll fire up Ubuntu at work tom if no one else can answer you before hand.

    8)
     
  3. Bluerinse
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    I am definitely no Ubuntu expert either so really just another bump but from what I can glean Dameware will not run on Linux.

    You can use OpenSSH to connect to windows boxes but I am not sure whether it would give you the control that Dameware does.

    Check this link for more info on Open SSH.

    http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/p11.htm
     
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  4. Boycie
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    I can vouch for the RDP equivelant. It works really well. The gui aint as good as you can get when using XP to connect but it is good enough :thumbleft
     
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  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Here's how to connect to a Remote Windows Desktop using Ubuntu. It's quite simple really!

    Applications > Internet > Terminal Server Client.

    From there simply enter your login credentials and preferences for the connection.

    8)
     
  6. Fergal1982

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    theres always VNC. Its freeware, can be installed on both linux and windows, Can be password protected (i believe it can also be set up to only accept connections from certain IP's), and allows you to remotely access a windows machine from linux, and vice versa.
     
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  7. Baba O'Riley

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    If I was your boss, I'd be worried about a drop in productivity while you got to grips with a system you're not familiar with. I 'm surprised he agreed to it. Still, good luck all the same.
     
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  8. michael78

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    Cheers guys for the help much appreciated...:D
     
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  9. michael78

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    My manager has a mental age of 5. He's just spent the day firing sharp objects at the wall. Basically to sum it up he's a bit of a tit.
     
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  10. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Nice Summing up! :biggrin :thumbleft :lol:
     
  11. Baba O'Riley

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    Very concisely put and it probably applies to (nearly) all managers!
     
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    ceratinly does to mine, that is when he is in the office anyway:dry
     
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  13. Fergal1982

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    glad to say not mine. My manager is ace. She knows her stuff, listens to any and all complaints/suggestions/rants/whinges/etc and actually gets back to you about them. Even if its a no, they will tell you why.

    Her manager is good like that too. guess im just lucky.
     
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  14. tripwire45
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    Maybe someone should start a separate thread titled: "My Manager is a...". :wink: :offtopic
     
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  15. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    Lol, with my manager I could dedicate a whole forum to him...:biggrin
     
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