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Remote Access to Linux Server

Linux / February 22, 2017

Find the most productive way to work in Linux. covers the most popular desktop environments, terminal emulators, and shells used to access and administer Linux systems, both locally and remotely. Instructor Grant McWilliams reviews GUI options such as KDE, GNOME, MATE, Cinnamon, and Xfce, as well as remote access tools like VNC, RDP, and X2Go. Then explore the advantages and disadvantages of command-line access and the productivity features in Bash, and learn how to create secure remote connections to the Linux CLI on Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android devices. All the tools and techniques are demonstrated using CentOS 7, but the lessons apply to any Linux distribution.

Note: The topics below map to elements of the Essential Commands section of the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam. Learn more about LFCS certification at .

Topics include:
  • Installing GUI desktop environments: GNOME, KDE, MATE, and more
  • Preparing your virtual machine for remote access
  • Installing and configuring VNC, RDP, and X2Go
  • Choosing a terminal and shell
  • Accessing the Linux CLI
Skill Level Intermediate

1h 44m


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