Well a mate of mine, who helps with a charity, has been asked to come up with a remote access solution. The users have to be a couple of rooms away from where the hardware is, a Windows 7 box, as I believe there a risk of anything expensive getting stolen.
They had thought of a KVM solution but it seems too expensive, the budget is quite low. I suggested to use a RaspberryPi and remotely connect and would be nice to just run 1 Ethernet cable along a wall. I believe it is possible with VNC or rdesktop. rdesktop is already packaged for Debian as well.
Some told me that this isn't particularly fast and response may be sluggish but I haven't verified yet.
Would anyone with a board already be able to test? I could try from VM's but its not the same I guess.
Does anyone know if rdesktop can pass audio through as well?
Although audio is not a critical feature, we could easily run a speaker cable as well.
Any info is much obliged, if we know it'll work we can order from the first batch. I'm getting one anyway but not keen to give it away.
Probably a bit of overkill for your requirements, but we (corporately – I work for a major UK charity) are currently implementing a remote Windows desktop solution using Citrix Receiver onto Microsoft servers. The Citrix Reciver software is also, I believe, available for Linux, So I will be playing with that when I get my 'Pi – Windows 7 (and later, 8?) on my 'Pi – maybe!