The Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) enables you to connect to a remote Windows system and control it using the graphical user interface. VNC enables you to connect to all sorts of computers, including Windows, Linux, and Mac, and control the computers via the GUI.
- Now, connecting to a command line interface is cool, … but if you really want to be great, … why don't we connect to a remote desktop? … Let's face it. … Today's operating systems are often … using graphical user interfaces, and if I want to connect … to another system, it's often more interesting to me … to be able to actually connect … to a desktop on another system. … So, there's a lot more to this than simply connecting … to a command line interface. … We have to emulate mouse controls. … We have to deal with graphic resolutions differences, … so there's a few ways to do this. … Now, in the Windows world, we use what's called, … Remote Desktop Protocol. … RDP runs on port 3389, … and it's pretty much unique to Windows. … So, what I'm going to do is, I've got two computers up … on the screen right now. … I've got one of them I'm going to set up … to allow people to use RDP, and then we'll go connect … to it with the other one. … So I've got a Windows 7 and a Windows 10 system. … RDP's been around for a while, and it works fine …
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