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Hi everyone,

I've always wanted a Mac and today I received my MacBook Air! I look forward to learning about Macs and streamlining my day-to-day tasks, etc. For instance, below is something I need guidance with:

I have Dell Inspiron 1545n with Ubuntu 9.04. This laptop is connected to a wireless network I set up at home. MacBook Air will be used for travel, i.e. checking emails during my lunch-hour, and other web-based errands.

I would like to remote into my Dell Inspiron while I am away from home. Are there any Mac-based tools for this?


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How do you want to remote into your Linux machine? SSH? VNC? ssh is preinstalled on your Mac and here is Chicken of the VNC if you need a VNC client.

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You are basically talking about using VNC

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You will need a VNC client on the mac, something like Chicken of the VNC

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And you will need to set-up the Ubuntu Dell as a VNC server, but thats an issue I cant help you with, but I am sure the Ubuntu forums could help you out there

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I will certainly research this as i am still getting used to the look and feel of a Mac. Perhaps this will help my other inquiry posted at

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/win...tml#post986135

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