For the last couple of months I've been using a Windows server with AWS to remote desktop into when I need a high-speed connection (big FTP transfers, connecting when Virgin Media fail in the UK) etc etc. It's great, and solves many problems, but is very expensive ($80 a month + bw). I was wondering if there were any alternatives.
My thoughts are that I could configure a linux box to have some form of display, like X or Gnome, and access that remotely - but I'm not sure where to start in terms of a) getting it setup and b) connecting to it from my mac (10.7).
Any suggestions / alternatives?