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 are 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 Jul 28, 2021

    1. AnyDesk offers a fast, intuitive and security-focused way to connect to remote computers.
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      AnyDesk vs TeamViewer opinions
      Almost everyone thinks AnyDesk is a great alternative to TeamViewer.
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      mwildam Same uncomplicated and simply working remote desktop application as one day was TeamViewer. And at best: Newer versions can connect to older versions - which TeamViewer always enforced to enforce everybody to upgrade.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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      Very stable and reliable, less complicated than teamviewer.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      The free version of AnyDesk does not allow you to store a list of remote computers that one regularly connects to. Also, there is a 15 hour per month limit on connect time. That's way too restrictive. Otherwise it seemed like it was going to be perfect.
      Top negative comment  almost 4 years ago

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      yuriykaz I like AnyDesk because it is much faster than TeamViewer, 100% Free for personal use, no installation required, lightweight and has got a VPN and an address book. For professional purposes it has very competitive prices.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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      It’s an easy to use program, more easy to use, more private and is lightweight and won’t bog your computer down like other apps featured as alternatives do.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      Works a lot like TeamViewer. Cant make address book of computers without paying, tho.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      Free, simple to install and operate, fast, reliable.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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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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      Most users think Chrome Remote Desktop is a great alternative to TeamViewer.
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      Definitely an alternative with RDP features
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      ken_belanger It's the best alternative but lacks many of the features found in TeamViewer. If you're on a budget though, this will do in a pinch!
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      yuriykaz I have been using this app/chrome extension for years now. It just works fine and it's FREE. No fancy tools, just remote single user support, but that's what I need. 100% recommended!
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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      RemovedUser It even requires installation just go to remotedesktop.google.com and you can start giving/getting remote access
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      it is not bad. but start menu didn't refresh like teamviewer. Unlike what others said, I can set unattended access.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      robinobermaier Open Source and by Google
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      914ian914 It uses VP8 to stream your desktop which makes it more responsive and improves quality.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    3. 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 11 months ago

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      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

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      tuqueque It's open source, free and more privacy respecting than the commercial counterparts.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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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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      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

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      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

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      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

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

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

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      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

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

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    5. 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

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      very good. best from teamviewer
      Top positive comment  10 months ago

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      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  about 3 years ago

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      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

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

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

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

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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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      NoMachine vs TeamViewer opinions
      Most users think NoMachine is a great alternative to TeamViewer.
      Easy to use, install NoMachine on both computers. Connect to another computer via internet with external IP or services like dyndns, just need port forwarding. Very stable and many features.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      Respons is best even with GUI
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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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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      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

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

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      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

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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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      Most users think VNC Connect is a great alternative to TeamViewer.
      free for home use and seems to have dns service. Last point is very important if you have to manage a PC of your grandparents
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Does not offer easy to use access. Need to run server.. open ports, know IP addresses etc...
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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    8. 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 9 months ago

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      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 about 1 year ago

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      I like the privacy of your own server!
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      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

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    9. Parsec lets you join and control a computer remotely in low latency, 60 FPS and HD, as if you were in front of that computer.
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