This new Google Chrome Remote Desktop extension just came out on Friday, and it could really come in handy.
A large part of my work these days is done on a remote server (mainly due to sensitive data analysis and computation power needs). Sometimes an SSH terminal is sufficient but many other times I find the graphical interface more productive, at least for me.
There are always issues with setting up remote desktop connections, especially across different operating systems - To connect to a Windows machine I use MS Remote Desktop Connection, for linux I use NX and sometimes VNC (less secure, more bandwidth cost, but simpler to set up), etc. One of the most recent issues is OS-X Lion breaking compatibility for the existing Free NX / Nomachine NX client setup, and so on.
So you can understand my excitement about this new extension. Finally, Chromoting, for real! I can't wait to try it out.
And who knows, maybe my Chromebook will be useful for doing something other than browsing after all!
To download from the Chrome webstore: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gbchcmhmhahfdphkhkmpfmihenigjmpp
Via CNET: http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20117619-264/chrome-extension-enables-remote-computer-control/