fixing distant computer via remote control
On 11/20/2011 11:38 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
On 20 November 2011 17:23, Bill Stanley<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I am considering my options on fixing another computer via remote control.
The computer I want to fix is in a different house in my neighborhood. We
both use Ubuntu Linux version 10.10,(GNOME Desktop) so operating system
differences shouldn't be a problem. We both use the same ISP, but obviously
we do not share the same local network (different ISP accounts).
I have been spending a lot of time going over to my neighbor to fix
relatively simple things. Winter is coming and I really don't want to leave
my house for something that is relatively minor. Some fixes take only a few
minutes. My neighbor tries to describe the problem but a verbal description
is lacking. What must be done so I can access my neighbors computer via my
computer. I would like a GUI application so it would be like I was actually
What J D Lamb has suggested will indeed work, but it is moderately
technical to achieve if you don't know your way around things like
OpenSSH servers and router configuration.
It's not FOSS, but TeamViewer is free for non-commercial use& I
believe it will do what you need:
I use Teamviewer all the time to fiddle with things on family members
computers. Nice since there's compatible versions for *nix, Mac and
Windows which is great and (as I prefer) KISS.
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