Because the remote machine doesn't have X nor an X-client on it.
So I need to connect to the FC8's desktop.
I admit I'm mystified as to where a desktop could come from
without X. With no X, just ssh will get you a terminal
where you can do anything a machine without X can do.
If you really want remote administration of a headless
server with the ability to get to the BIOS and reboot
and wot-not, there is a hardware product you might
want to check out:
I have no experience with them, but it sure looks like
a nifty product.