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How to install xrdp on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

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I absolutely love a system that can stay connected! With Ubuntu GNU/Linux, there are many ways to get connected remotely to your computer and get your Linux on!

For instance, here is a list of several ways you can stay connected:
Desktop Sharing (built-in VNC, see help)
SSH (requires install)
FreeNX (requires install)
NX Free (requires install)
ssh -X (requires install and local xserver)


The default "Desktop Sharing" functionality in Ubuntu 12.04 is good for some things, but since it's based on VNC, and doesn't have any additional layer for security, it's not a necessarily secure method for connecting to remote machines. Also, people trying to connect from their windows systems will have to obtain/install a vnc client to use for connection. This can be a problem in some environments.

This is where xrdp comes in. xrdp.org is free open source software that can be easily installed in Ubuntu 12.04 GNU/Linux machine via the package management system. Since it uses t…