Open Source TeamViewer Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to TeamViewer for Linux if you 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 DWService. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to TeamViewer and loads of them is available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to TeamViewer are TightVNC (Free, Open Source), Remmina (Free, Open Source), NoMachine (Freemium) and X2Go (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 19, 2021

    1. 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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      DWService vs TeamViewer opinions
      Almost everyone thinks DWService is a great alternative to TeamViewer.
      Fubuef DWService requires an account whereas Teamviewer can be used on-the-go after the installation.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      DWService is much lighter, able to use even without installation, more options, web UI, also it is open source!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      tuqueque It's open source, free and more privacy respecting than the commercial counterparts.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

    2. 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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      TightVNC vs TeamViewer opinions
      Some users think TightVNC is a great alternative to TeamViewer, some don't.
      ChaosDrop For users who know what they are doing TightVNC is a great way to control systems remotely.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      Free and opensource, on all major platforms. can be used with VNC viewer on Android which is also is free what else one can ask for!
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

      TightVNC requires server configuration and port forwarding. Too complicated for the average remote client who uses Team Viewer for remote support.
      Top negative comment  almost 5 years ago

      Have to manually open ports/redirect firewall. Extra alternate software/hardware modification required.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      For average users, it's the best VNC server
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      makkasi It's not only alternative, it is the best, fastest, and most lightweight among all terminal configurable servers. Also can be used on arm processors where Team Viewer supports only host machine installation.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      Does not offer easy to use access. Need to run server.. open ports, know IP addresses.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago


    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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      Remmina vs TeamViewer opinions
      Some users think Remmina is a great alternative to TeamViewer, some don't.
      it is easy to connect to virtual computers very nice
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      very good. best from teamviewer
      Top positive comment  12 months ago

      Remmina is a great RDP or VNC client. These are already listed as remote desktop technologies. Let's be clear the main advantage of TeamViewer (and LogMeIn) is that the remote computer only needs an Internet connection. No port forwarding required.
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

      Remmina is only a client. It connects to computers that are already running a remote access service, but doesn't provide any remote access service itself.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      comradekingu Full version with full source code and no spying for everyone.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      It is FREE, but only suitable for real OS's such as Linux or BSD ;)
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      This is a client, not a server
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

    4. 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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      X2Go vs TeamViewer opinions
      Most users think X2Go is a great alternative to TeamViewer.
      Works remarkably good and it has sound as well.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      hansolo1988 Very good if you're in Linux to Linux use cases.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      elrey741 Really awesome for Linux users to remotely connect to their computers through a secure connection. Allows for transmission of audio from the client, and works really well even with slow connections. To summarize: secure by default (because using ssh), good even in low latency, good for presentations, and best alternative to RDP for linux users.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    5. 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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      MeshCentral vs TeamViewer opinions
      Almost everyone thinks MeshCentral is a great alternative to TeamViewer.
      I have build a MeshCentral serveur and it is a very good alternative to TeamViewer.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      Free, private and secure, Open Source, easy install on an Ubuntu server. Can control Windows, Linux and Mac computers with no port forwarding at all.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      I like the privacy of your own server!
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      open_s It's the best open source alternative. It doesn't require port forwarding on client side. Just send the client the file and they press connect. That's it.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago


    6. Guacamole is a clientless remote desktop gateway. It supports standard protocols like VNC and RDP. We call it clientless because no plugins or client software are required.
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      Apache Guacamole vs TeamViewer opinions
      Most users think Apache Guacamole is a great alternative to TeamViewer.
      Guacamole provide HTML5 remote access solution, client PC does not require any software for remote accessing the server. Administrator can also monitor / kill any connection in real time. Administrator can also assign user with particular server access.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    7. Remotely is a free and open-source remote desktop, remote scripting, and rich auto-complete to maximize your IT support efficiency. Remote Desktop
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    8. 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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      Dayon! vs TeamViewer opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      I like Dayon! as alternative to TeamViewer because it's very intuitive and completely free!
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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      For developers, screen sharing shouldn’t be optimized for low bandwidth or presenting some slides. It should be high definition, that you still can read the tiny font of your colleague. No more, “wait a minute, the stream isn’t updating”.
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      xrdp provides a graphical login to remote machines using RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol). xrdp accepts connections from variety of RDP clients: FreeRDP, rdesktop, NeutrinoRDP and Microsoft Remote Desktop Client (for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android).
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