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 Chrome Remote Desktop or Remmina. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to rdesktop and 19 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to rdesktop are TightVNC (Free, Open Source), VNC Connect (Freemium), Zoho Assist (Freemium) and Vinagre (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 13, 2021

    1. AnyDesk offers a fast, intuitive and security-focused way to connect to remote computers.
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    2. Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook.
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    3. 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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      Full screen when rdesktop isn't.
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    4. TightVNC is a free remote control software package. With TightVNC, you can see the desktop of a remote machine and control it with your local mouse and keyboard, just like you would do it sitting in the front of that computer.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
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      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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    5. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      A VNC/SSH Client for the GNOME Desktop - You can connect to several machines at the same time with tabs - You can keep track of your most used connections with favorites - You can keep track of your recently used connections through GtkRecent - You can browse your...
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    6. Dayon! is a user friendly, open-source, cross-platform solution, that allows controlling of remote computers. It can be used as free alternative to various commercial remote desktop and remote assistance products.
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      • 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      FreeRDP is a free implementation of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), released under the Apache license. Enjoy the freedom of using your software wherever you want, the way you want it, in a world where interoperability can finally liberate your computing experience.
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