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rdesktop Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to rdesktop for Linux and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is AnyDesk. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Remmina or Chrome Remote Desktop. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to rdesktop and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to rdesktop are VNC Connect, Zoho Assist, Dayon! and Vinagre.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • BSD

rdesktop is an open source client for Windows Terminal Services, capable of natively speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)...

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  1. AnyDesk offers a fast, intuitive and security-focused way to connect to remote computers.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAnyDesk consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableAnyDesk can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use AnyDesk to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in AnyDesk simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationAnyDesk supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in AnyDesk without registration.
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  2. Remmina is a remote desktop client written in GTK+. Remmina primarily targets system administrators and travelers that need to work with computers remotely in front of either large monitors or tiny netbooks.

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  3. Chrome Remote Desktop icon

    Chrome Remote Desktop

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome

    Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook.

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Chrome Remote Desktop without registration.
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    VNC Connect

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • Raspberry Pi

    VNC is remote access and control software which allows you to view and fully interact with one computer desktop (the "VNC Connect") using a simple program (the "VNC viewer") on another computer desktop or mobile device anywhere on the Internet.

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    Advanced options (Enterprise edition)
  5. Zoho Assist icon

    Zoho Assist

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Raspberry Pi

    Support customers on a remote computer easily through web-based, on-demand remote support sessions. Set up unattended remote access and manage remote PCs, laptops, mobile devices, and servers effortlessly.

    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use Zoho Assist to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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    Dayon!

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Snap!

    Dayon! is a user friendly, open-source, cross-platform solution, that allows controlling of remote computers.

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  7. Vinagre icon

    Vinagre

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A VNC/SSH Client for the GNOME Desktop.

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    Vinagre connected to a windows machine
  8. KRDC icon

    KRDC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    KRDC is the KDE Remote Desktop Client. KRDC was overhauled as part of the Google Summer of Code (SoC) 2007 by Urs Wolfer and other developers to be included in the KDE 4.0.

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    KRDC in action
  9. ISL Light is a web-based remote desktop solution that lets you access and control any Windows, Mac or Linux computer in seconds from any computer or mobile device or to provide ad hoc technical support to mobile device users.

    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationISL Light supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use ISL Light to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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    Cross-Platform Support
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    imPcRemote

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

    imPcRemote is a remote support tool that enables instant, secure, and trouble-free connections between remote computers over the web.

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