Remote Desktop Connection Alternatives for Linux

    Remote Desktop Connection is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is TeamViewer. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Chrome Remote Desktop or DWService. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Remote Desktop Connection and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Remote Desktop Connection are AnyDesk (Free Personal), TightVNC (Free, Open Source), NoMachine (Freemium) and VNC Connect (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jun 17, 2021

    1. TurboVNC is a derivative of VNC (Virtual Network Computing) that is tuned to provide peak performance for 3D and video workloads. TurboVNC was originally a fork of TightVNC 1.3.x, and on the surface, the X server and Windows viewer still behave similarly to their parents.
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    2. With Drovio, you can invite who you want on your screen, they all get their own mouse cursor appearing on it and can interact with your apps in real time, making you feel you are no more alone on your desktop!
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      WifiMouse is an Android app designed and created by Logan Krumbhaar, a programmer living in Pennsylvania. The app allows you to use your phone as a remote control for your computer.
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      Get secure remote desktop control of every computer in your organization – Enterprise Remote Support. Greater security over remote access software: PC, Mac, Linux, Enterprise and SMB support - Bomgar
    3. DesktopAssist is a remote access software, enables you to remotely access and securely control your's or your client's desktop. Is simple, fast and is free for personal use.
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      ISL AlwaysOn provides a simple and secure remote access to an unattended computer over the Internet. Implementation is quick and easy. Once installed, you can securely access the remote computer by means of just 1 click and a password.
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      The Enhanced TightVNC Viewer, SSVNC, adds encryption security to VNC connections.
    4. A Linux remote desktop server built on open source technology.
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      Seecreen, a word play of See Screen, is a remote desktop control and sharing application written in Java. It is multi platform (Windows/MacOS/Linux) and can work behind NAT and Firewall with zero configuration.
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      2X Client for RDP/Remote desktop is an RDP client that enables you to connect to your home or office PC from any desktop, laptop or mobile device. Break free and access remote desktops and applications from anywhere you want with the free 2X Client:

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      On 25 February 2015, 2X Software was acquired by Parallels, Inc. The 2X products, Remote Application Server and Mobile Device Management, are now included in Parallels offering.

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