Connect Linux machines from Mac via SSH.

Mac users choose to run Linux as a virtual machine on VMWare, Parallels, Virtual Box and Qemu. However, sometimes you might want to run a Linux-based application without having to jump through virtuals. Using a SSH tool called X over SSH2, you can graphically load remote Linux apps and use them right on your Mac. You will need to install X on mac and SSH on linux (for ubuntu you can easy type from Terminal “sudo apt-get install ssh”.

After all installations type on Mac Terminal “ssh Username@IPAddress –X.

Replace “Username” with your username on your Linux machine, and replace “IPAddress” with the address.

To launch a program, simply type the name of the program into Terminal on your Mac.