RDP with Linux

I recently started using Linux (Ubuntu) at home but I am an ASP.NET programmer so I needed a good RDP client for working from home. I tried rdesktop which seemed good but had all sorts of problems dealing with full screen mode (I basically want to get as close as possible to the windows Remote Desktop Client).
After some googling trying to figure out how to make rdesktop do what I want (which I thought was intuitive and correct behaviour) I stumbled on Remmina (link is to a page that tells you how to install it with Ubuntu).
I did the two following things when configuring it:
  1. Opened the preferences and added my monitor's resolution to the list of resolutions you can choose. This is so when you go fullscreen it will use the correct res on the desktop you are connecting to.
  2. Set Default View Mode to "Viewport Fullscreen" (again, making it like Windows RDP).
  3. When I set up my connections I set the default res to that of my desktop (see above)
  4. I enabled compression for each connection (very important).
That seems to have been enough to get a perfect RDP experience making my working at home much more efficient!


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