I use Ubuntu on my laptop at home and Windows on my work PC. Occasionally, I find that I need a file from my work PC while I’m at home. While I live only four miles from my office now, I lived 60 miles away from my last job. But no matter the distance it is inconvenient to travel to the office solely to retrieve a file or document. It is much more efficient to use Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol to connect remotely to my work PC from home.
FreeRDP was my fourth star on GitHub on April 12, 2012. FreeRDP is an open source command-line application to use Remote Desktop Protocol to remotely connect to Microsoft Windows PCs. It requires a bit of command line familiarity to use but the manual is pretty clear on all the options.
Unfortunately, at the time of writing, a security issue on my remote gateway prevented me from being able to run FreeRDP so I was not able to use it.
“Why I starred” is a series of articles describing projects I star on GitHub and why I found them interesting. My hope is that you’ll find them interesting as well.