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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 NoMachine, X2Go, VNC Connect and MeshCentral.

TeamViewer alternatives are mainly Remote Desktop Tools but may also be Web Conferencing Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of TeamViewer.
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  1. AnyDesk offers a fast, intuitive and security-focused way to connect to remote computers.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAnyDesk consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableAnyDesk can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use AnyDesk to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in AnyDesk simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationAnyDesk supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in AnyDesk without registration.
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    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.

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    vonneuton

    The fact it seems to be running a native Linux binary is excellent, but it also runs in Fedora 25 (which Chrome Remote Desktop still doesn't support) and runs really well.

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    Orme

    No longer free, 14-day trial, nag screens, and a timer. The licence is still cheaper than TeamViewer though.

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    koinslot888

    The best app for remote easy to use

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    Less bloated, no installation necessary

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    mmv

    It not ask for subscription on every connect and not limiting session length.

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    alimtedaduae

    I am using both Anydesk & Teamviewer, I like AnyDesk which is mush faster and free to use.

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    Chrome Remote Desktop

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    Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook.

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Chrome Remote Desktop without registration.
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    Definitely an alternative with RDP features

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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!

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    azvenigorskaya

    Easy to use when you want to work remotl? with your own computer.

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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!

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    RemovedUser

    It even requires installation just go to remotedesktop.google.com and you can start giving/getting remote access

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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.

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    robinobermaier

    Open Source and by Google

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  3. DWService is an half (only the client/agent) 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.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeDWService doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ LightweightDWService consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationDWService supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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    It allows you to fully control the remote system by displaying its screen and allowing cursor control and keyboard input
    DWService vs TeamViewer opinions
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    alh8888

    Sounds great at first glance. But as always, there is a catch. Yes, the software is open source, but limited in bandwidth, if you want more speed you have to subscribe. And that can cost up to 100 € for 50 Mbps maximum bandwidth per month, 1200,- € or 1346,49 $ per year. Then better use a professional solution like Teamviewer or Anydesk.

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    tuqueque

    It's open source, free and more privacy respecting than the commercial counterparts.

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    DWService is much lighter, able to use even without installation, more options, web UI, also it is open source!

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    RemovedUser

    DWService requires an account whereas Teamviewer can be used on-the-go after the installation.

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  4. 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.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeNoMachine doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in NoMachine without registration.
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    Most users think NoMachine is a great alternative to TeamViewer.

    Respons is best even with GUI

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    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.

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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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    Most users think X2Go is a great alternative to TeamViewer.
    hansolo1988

    Very good if you're in Linux to Linux use cases.

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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.

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    Works remarkably good and it has sound as well.

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  6. VNC Connect icon

    VNC Connect

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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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    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

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    Does not offer easy to use access. Need to run server.. open ports, know IP addresses etc...

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  7. 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.

    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationMeshCentral supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use MeshCentral to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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    MeshCentral vs TeamViewer opinions
    Almost everyone thinks MeshCentral is a great alternative to TeamViewer.

    No uncontrolled outages, no third party reliance - perfect security. 2FA with authenticator app.

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    I like the privacy of your own server!

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    I have build a MeshCentral serveur and it is a very good alternative to TeamViewer.

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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.

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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.

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    Parsec

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    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.

    ⚫︎ MultiplayerParsec offers a game mode for more than one player.
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    Computers tab - Your and friends' computers
  9. 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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    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.

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  10. RustDesk icon

    RustDesk

    • FreeOpen Source
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    The open source alternative to TeamViewer and AnyDesk. Display and control your PC and Android devices from anywhere at anytime. Works out of the box, no configuration required. You have full control of your data, with no concerns about security.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionRustDesk has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in RustDesk without registration.
    ⚫︎ LightweightRustDesk consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    dcozupadhyay

    It respects your privacy which team-viewer doesn't

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    WofWca

    Firstly, it's FOSS. Then the UI is simple and is very alike to that of TeamViewer. Unlike some other alternatives, it doesn't require you to set up a relay server or do any of that port-forwarding stuff.

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    Works seamless and intuitive

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    Free no restriction, can be self-hosted, opensource.

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