At my job, I have an XP machine. At home, Debian.
I allowed protocols in the firewall from my local machine to "DMZ" at put the
work server on that.
I set up dovecot, IMAP server. Outlook uses this just fine.
I installed a windows putty, ssh's just fine.
FTP works just fine.
I installed a nice free fold syncer "goodsync" to sync some active work
folders with copies on the Linux using FTP. Works fine with one interesting
caveat: I has filed marked at modified on the linux machine and I did not
touch them there! The linux file times also are sometimes off by two hours as
shown on the xp machine in goodsync's listing.
I installed xming, a free x-windows for windows.Cygwin might work better but I
do not want to install all of that. I can bring of an xterm on the home
machine at work. I could even bring up "konsole" but that ran awful slow so
was unusable. From the xterm, I can run other goodies. Fonts do not look that
great, however. I do not know how to enable the xfs/xftt service.
I cannot forward X from the putty. Maybe I need a bidirection enable in the
firewall to do that.