Is there a way to remote desktop into ubuntu like windows?
sudo apt-get install vnc4server
which will launch your session.
if your client computer is windows you can use:
If your client computer is linux, then take your pick for clients. I like Remmina
If your client computer is Apple, I think you can just use the native RemoteDesktop application.
Some other notes:
For Ubuntu 14.04, I installed gnome-panel, and then edited my ~/.vnc/xstartup to look like this:
#!/bin/sh [ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup [ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources xsetroot -solid grey vncconfig -iconic & x-window-manager & export XKL_XMODMAP_DISABLE=1 unset SESSION_MANAGER unset DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS gnome-session --session=ubuntu -geometry 1280x930 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" & gnome-panel & nautilus & gnome-settings-daemon &