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Open Source Remote Desktop Connection Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Remote Desktop Connection is Remmina. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Remote Desktop Connection and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Remote Desktop Connection are mRemoteNG, UltraVNC, TightVNC and X2Go.

Remote Desktop Connection alternatives are mainly Remote Desktop Tools but may also be Web Conferencing Tools or Video Calling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Remote Desktop Connection.
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  • Windows

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  1. 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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    Almost everyone thinks Remmina is a great alternative to Remote Desktop Connection.
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    I like Remmina as an alternative to Remote Desktop Connection because it's free software and have all the features what I need

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    #1 FREE! I use it in Linux to connect to Windows servers for a couple reasons. I also have the commercial version of TeamViewer. (But TV only see one person/user/login) Remmina I can login as another remote user, SET MY SCREEN RES!!! That is the most important thing when logging in on a small high res screen. Windows removed scaling. :(

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    I use Remmina on Linux to remote into a WIndows PC. Works great.

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  2. mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote , an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager.

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    Almost everyone thinks mRemoteNG is a great alternative to Remote Desktop Connection.


  3. UltraVNC is easy to use and free software that can display the screen of another computer (via the Internet or a local network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other computer remotely.

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    Almost everyone thinks UltraVNC is a great alternative to Remote Desktop Connection.
  4. TightVNC is a free remote desktop application. 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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  5. X2Go is an open source remote desktop software for Linux that uses the NX technology protocol.

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  6. This is a full computer management web site. With MeshCentral, you can run your own web server to remotely manage and control computers on a local network or anywhere on the internet.

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    TigerVNC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    TigerVNC is an advanced VNC implementation. It is based on the fourth generation of VNC. TigerVNC also includes features from the TightVNC and TurboVNC projects. This includes accelerated JPEG compression. TigerVNC supports the latest X.Org X server.

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    Rustdesk

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    The remote desktop software that is similar to TeamViewer and AnyDesk. Clients are open source, though server is not.

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    Remotely

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Remotely is a free and open-source remote desktop, remote scripting, and rich auto-complete to maximize your IT support efficiency.

    List of remote hosts that can be controlled (unattended or attended).
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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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