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Shadow Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Shadow for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Parsec, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Shadow and three of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Shadow are Paperspace and Snoost Cloud Gaming.

Shadow alternatives are mainly Cloud Computing Services but may also be Remote Desktop Tools or Virtualization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Shadow.
This page was last updated Jun 8, 2022
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  • Linux
  • Android
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  • iPad
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  1. Parsec icon

    Parsec

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Parsec lets you join and control a computer remotely in low latency, 60 FPS and HD, as if you were in front of that computer.

    Computers tab - Your and friends' computers
    Parsec vs Shadow opinions
    Some users think Parsec is a great alternative to Shadow, some don't.
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    Parsec started out as a VPN gaming service for peer-to-peer game sharing, but they now have a cloud gaming marketplace that partners with Paperspace and Amazon platforms to use their computers via the Parsec software.

    Top positive comment  about 3 years ago
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    Parsec is more screen sharing than anything else, while shadow is more like having your own VM in the cloud

    Top negative comment  about 2 years ago
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    It streams your desktop to another computer or device allowing for remote access. Shadow has gaming computers set up elsewhere that you pay to access remotely. They are similar, but basically have opposite functionality.

    Negative comment about 1 month ago
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    mindofjael

    not a actual pc alternative, more like PCAnywhere

    Negative comment 7 months ago
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    Parsec changed business.. They dont offer anymore the streaming cloud like Shadow.

    Negative comment over 1 year ago
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    This is now a screen-sharing app, Parsec no longers sells servers.

    Negative comment almost 2 years ago
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    Parsec is for arcade based games and sharing screens for shared play

    Negative comment about 2 years ago
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    Paperspace

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS

    Paperspace wraps powerful technology in a simple interface that anyone can understand. Get a new computer in less than 5 minutes, zero configuration required

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    Paperspace vs Shadow opinions
    Some users think Paperspace is a great alternative to Shadow, some don't.
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    Negative comment 7 months ago
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  3. Snoost Cloud Gaming icon

    Snoost Cloud Gaming

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS

    Cloud gaming service which enables users to play games on high graphics, even on low-end PCs, as the video games will be streamed from a remote cloud gaming server to the user's local device over the internet.

    Discontinued

    Alpha ended 5 months ago, not usable anymore

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