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BOINC is an open-source volunteer oriented distributed computing grid. It’s free, and harnesses the unused clock cycles from processors and graphics cards to attempt to cure cancer/AIDS/Ebola, map the Milky Way galaxy, fold proteins, search for extraterrestrial life, and others.

How to RDP into an Ubuntu box

Want a quick, easy way to enable yourself to RDP (Remote Desktop) into your Ubuntu 10.10 box?  Try the following:

sudo apt-get install tightvncserver xrdp

After it installs it all, run the following command:


When it loads up, navigate to the following:

apps -> gnome_settings_daemon -> plugins -> keyboard

Now, just uncheck the “Active” checkbox, and RDP into the IP of the box.  BAM!


Mike is tech geek known for his creation of programs in bizarre but awesome fashion. He's an avid photographer, reader, cinephile, programmer, and into anything geeky; he'll be glad to talk about anything ranging from MMO's to PHP.

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