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UltraVNC Alternatives for Linux

UltraVNC is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is AnyDesk. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Remmina or NoMachine. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to UltraVNC and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to UltraVNC are RustDesk, VNC Connect, Zoho Assist and TigerVNC.

UltraVNC alternatives are mainly Remote Desktop Tools but may also be Web Conferencing Tools or Video Calling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of UltraVNC.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

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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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    AnyDesk is far faster than UltraVNC. Both in terms of encoding and framerates.

    Anydesk also captures sound and can send keys all keystrokes directly to the server.

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  2. 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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    Most users think Remmina is a great alternative to UltraVNC.


  3. 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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    RustDesk

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone

    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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    VNC Connect

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • Raspberry Pi

    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 UltraVNC.


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    Zoho Assist

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Raspberry Pi

    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.

    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use Zoho Assist to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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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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  8. 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.

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    On-Premise currently only supports Windows & Ubuntu variant distributions but source-code is readily available.

    Includes convenient ~200mb client installer & branding customization features.

    Project is on hiatus as of about a month ago (Aug 23, 2021) due to change in dev personal living arrangements.

    Heavily recommend supporting this one and all his endeavors, this sort of thing only comes around once in a blue moon!

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    Dayon!

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Snap!

    Dayon! is a user friendly, open-source, cross-platform solution, that allows controlling of remote computers.

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