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X2Go Alternatives

X2Go is described as 'open source remote desktop software for Linux that uses the NX technology protocol' and is a popular Remote Desktop tool in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to X2Go for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is TeamViewer. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Remmina or Chrome Remote Desktop. Other great apps like X2Go are AnyDesk, DWService, NoMachine and RustDesk.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD

X2Go is an open source remote desktop software for Linux that uses the NX technology protocol.

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  1. TeamViewer icon

    TeamViewer

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    • Raspberry Pi

    TeamViewer lets you establish a connection to any PC or server within just a few seconds. You can remote control the PC of your partner as if you were sitting right in front of it.

    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use TeamViewer to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    ⚫︎ PortableTeamViewer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    TeamViewer vs X2Go opinions
    This alternative is disputed. TeamViewer is still a legitimate alternative to X2Go, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

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  2. 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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  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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    Chrome Remote Desktop

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome

    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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  5. 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


  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.

    ⚫︎ 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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  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.

    ⚫︎ 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 Login Page
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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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    List of remote hosts that can be controlled (unattended or attended).
  10. Computer Remote Control/Access Support software. UltraViewer help you remote control your partner's computer to support them like you're next to their screen.

    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use UltraViewer to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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