I'm fairly new to Linux, I tried to look for an answer for this question online and was unable to find one or was simply confused with the jargon and didn't know if this was exactly what I wanted.
Anyway, how can I set it up so that I can access my Linux desktop (Mint 17.3 Cinnamon), from my windows laptop using Cygwin? I do not need full remote desktop, just access to the terminal to use Tmux and terminal based editors (things I need when I'm working at Uni). Note that my desktop is using the Uni's internet, to which I'm subscribed to. So the router isn't mine and I can't set it up how I want. Thank you.