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Controlling Linux Remotely With X11

Introduction

July 10, 1999

A few years ago Linux systems were difficult to use and administer because everything was set up via editing files and typing commands at a prompt. While this is still a convenient method for the experienced Linux user, many people have found that the current crop of X-based tools is far better. X11 offers an extensive range of other user-friendly application programs, too. However, if you are not physically using your Linux box locally, then these tools seem out of reach. Access via a shell is then seen as the way to go--but this need not be the case. A possibility the Web-based interfaces such as that provided by webmin but there is another older, more mature and sophisticated method.

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