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Open Source TightVNC Alternatives

The best open source alternative to TightVNC is Remmina. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to TightVNC and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to TightVNC are UltraVNC, TigerVNC, Rustdesk and Apache Guacamole.

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  • Free PersonalOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD

TightVNC is a free remote desktop application. With TightVNC, you can see the desktop of a remote machine and control it...

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  1. 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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  2. UltraVNC is easy to use and free software that can display the screen of another computer (via the Internet or a local network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other computer remotely.

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    Most users think UltraVNC is a great alternative to TightVNC.


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    TigerVNC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    TigerVNC is an advanced VNC implementation. It is based on the fourth generation of VNC. TigerVNC also includes features from the TightVNC and TurboVNC projects. This includes accelerated JPEG compression. TigerVNC supports the latest X.Org X server.

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    Most users think TigerVNC is a great alternative to TightVNC.
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    Rustdesk

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    The remote desktop software that is similar to TeamViewer and AnyDesk. Clients are open source, though server is not.

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  5. 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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    Remotely

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Remotely is a free and open-source remote desktop, remote scripting, and rich auto-complete to maximize your IT support efficiency.

    List of remote hosts that can be controlled (unattended or attended).
  7. RPort is an all-in-one remote management suite. It manages Windows, Linux, desktops and servers, and any IoT device from one central console.

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    Aspia

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Aspia is a free and open source application for remote computer management.

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    Vinagre

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A VNC/SSH Client for the GNOME Desktop.

    Vinagre connected to a windows machine
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    KRDC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    KRDC is the KDE Remote Desktop Client. KRDC was overhauled as part of the Google Summer of Code (SoC) 2007 by Urs Wolfer and other developers to be included in the KDE 4.0.

    KRDC in action
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