Best Open Source Remote Desktop Software for Linux

  • Mon, 11/09/2015 - 15:22 by aatif

Best Open Source Remote Desktop Software for Linux


Remote desktop is a program or an operating system it enable us to sit at a PC and connect to another PC in a different location. Accessing and controlling a desktop remotely is a type of remote administration and most of the technical experts of enterprises use this method to solve the problems of clients sitting at remote location.

By utilizing remote desktop you can accomplish various task such like access a workplace computer from home or other location, access your home location from other location, remotely fix computer problem of clients, can perform administrative tasks and also you can give demonstration something on a process or a software application.

Remote desktop application are used in different platform like Linux, Window, Mac OS X. Remote desktop access also supported in mobile devices. This access has been presented in Android, Iphone and Blackberries phones. Today our topic of article is about to discuss some best open source remote desktop software for Linux.Lets see some of these.

RealVNC
RealVNC is an open source remote desktop software, it has server and client application for the Virtual Network Computing (VNC) protocol. RealVNC server and client can be used on different platforms. It has three different editions Enterprise,Personal and Free. The free edition is an open source and it can be run of multiple OS of UNIX. It is released under the GPL and Proprietary software license and written in Java language.

Features

It supported Cross-platform remote control access.
It create connection between computers running an unrivalled mix of Windows, Mac OS X, UNIX, and Linux operating systems.
It supported multi-language like English, French, German and Spanish.
It automatically run in the desktop language of the user.
Support VNC authentication.
It prevent unauthorized access with a password specific to VNC
It relies on the RFB protocol for connectivity.

Rdesktop
Rdesktop is an open source client for Microsoft's proprietary RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) protocol. It has been released undr the GNU General Public License. It is currently runs on most UNIX based platforms, it is commonly used on desktop ReactOS and Linux installations to connect to Microsoft Windows running remote desktop services. It has different type of GUI(graphical user interface) clients like tsclient, Gnome-RDP and KDE Remote Desktop Connection (KRDC).

Features

It supported 32-bit color and 24-bit color.
It provides audio redirection features and empower the users to process audio on a remote desktop and have the sound redirected to their local computer.
Supported file system redirection and enable users to use their local files on a remote desktop within the terminal session.
Provide support to local computer and remote computer to share clipboards.
Provide automatic authentication support.
It has smartcard support.

TightVNC
TightVNC is an open source remote desktop software application. It use the RFB protocol of Virtual Network Computing (VNC) to control another computer's screen remotely as like you sitting in the front of that computer. TightVNC is supported cross platform like Linux, Microsoft Window and it is written in C, C++, Java. It has been released under the GNU General Public License GPL v2 license. It is very helpful in distance learning and remote customer support.

Features

It provides fully compatible standard RFB protocol.
It provide the efficient tight encoding with optional JPEG compression.
It provide enhanced web browser access.
Support automatic SSH tunneling
Support for two passwords and read-only.