How to connect to and from Windows 7 and Linux using TightVNC

Author: Jack Wallen @

One of the single most important aspects of a computer, from an administrative standpoint, is the ability to handle administration remotely. Nearly every operating system offers tools for such a task, but what do you do when you want to go cross-platform? The best bet is VNC (Virtual Network Computing). If you are connecting to a Windows Terminal Server the task is simple…but if you want to connect to a Windows desktop from a Linux client, you might find yourself having trouble connecting to RDP. Instead you want VNC and the best way to get VNC is by using TightVNC.

TightVNC is a free VNC tool that offers both a viewer and a server for Windows clients and a server for Linux clients. Let’s take a look at how to set up the necessary servers on both operating systems so you can log in remotely…


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