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. TeamViewer lets you establish a connection to any PC or server within just a few seconds. You can remote control the PC of your partner as if you were sitting right in front of it.
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      Most users think TeamViewer is a great alternative to Remote Desktop Connection.
    2. AnyDesk offers a fast, intuitive and security-focused way to connect to remote computers.
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      Most users think AnyDesk is a great alternative to Remote Desktop Connection.
      arikalbukrek Very nice app you don't need to be a Champion in Computers. I have connected my mac to nuc+proxpox+windows 10
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Easier interface, or user friendly IMO. Once you get into the many options and settings though I can see it being overwhelming. What sold it for me was the Cross-Platform Unattended access option, allowing me to operate of control any device in my network. Only drawbacks for myself would be issues with connecting to a ChromeOS device (Chromebook), as well as increased lazyness.
      Positive comment 11 months ago


    3. Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook.
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      Almost everyone thinks Chrome Remote Desktop is a great alternative to Remote Desktop Connection.
      It is dazzling fast, and super easy to setup, compared to any other alternative I've tried.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

    4. DWService is an open source project which offers a service that allows access to remote systems (Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry...) using a standard web browser - without any component required on the client side.
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      Very convenient on th ego remote access to any desktop
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      quick simple interface and relatively easy to set up best of all it's open source and free.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

    5. 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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    6. NoMachine NX is an enterprise-class solution for secure remote access, desktop virtualization, and hosted desktop deployment built around the self-designed and self-developed NX suite of components.
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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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    7. X2Go is an open source remote desktop software for Linux that uses the NX technology protocol. X2Go can be used to access PC desktops, but its main use case is providing secure standalone remote sessions via ssh.
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    8. 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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    9. 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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