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X2Go: Remote access for your Linux box.

X2go is a great application for remotely accessing your Linux computer from a Windows, Linux, or Mac PC. What makes this unique for Linux is that you are able to connect to your computer at the login screen. Perhaps you are booting into a headless system and don't want a GUI running all the time. With X2Go you are able to select your desktop environment before connecting. For the session it will launch that GUI and then exit it upon logout.

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Using speedtest.net from Linux CLI

As a server admin I have times when I would like to know the real-time calculation of a server's upload and download speeds. Speedtest.net is a great site, but, it normally requires a GUI and browser that supports Flash to run the testing application. I ran across a great python script that will run Speedtest.net from a command line and give you the link to the image file showing your results.

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