Intellij Idea: Remote Workspace?

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I have a Desktop that is more powerful than my laptop, and I want to be able to do some development that would require the extra "umph" that my desktop has on my laptop. So far I have been using Valve's in house streaming and VNC to do this, but I want a more elegant solution.

I want to be able to have an instance of Idea on my main computer with a project, and then have a second one on my laptop that connects to the desktop. I would like the desktop to handle the file storage, compilation and execution of my code but be able to edit it with my laptop. It will mostly be using the terminal but I can fall back to VNC for when I need to use a GUI on occasion.

Is there a way that I can do this?
 

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Stick a virtual machine onto the laptop and pipe its remote desktop (RDP) connection to wherever you need it. RDP is pretty nice as these things go (far faster than most other things I see, certainly better than ultra or tightvnc if that is what you are using). Bonus is it is just a program on the desktop which you can leave minimised with no issue so no worries beyond you shutting down the VM on it.
Obviously rdp is not inherently a terminal program and most times I crowbar SSH onto windows it is not half as nice as linux/bsd, though it does work.
 

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Stick a virtual machine onto the laptop and pipe its remote desktop (RDP) connection to wherever you need it. RDP is pretty nice as these things go (far faster than most other things I see, certainly better than ultra or tightvnc if that is what you are using). Bonus is it is just a program on the desktop which you can leave minimised with no issue so no worries beyond you shutting down the VM on it.
Obviously rdp is not inherently a terminal program and most times I crowbar SSH onto windows it is not half as nice as linux/bsd, though it does work.
My laptop is not powerful enough to run a VM, and it does not support the x86 emulation instruction set.
 

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Sorry, meant VM on the desktop.
Oh, well. That will be a bit of a pain, I would need to install Windows 10 on the VM and do a shared folder thing. I could do that, but I will keep looking for a bit.

Edit:
I have Windows 10 Pro on my laptop, I wonder if I could get it on the desktop... I saw a remote access server on the laptop.
 

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