8 Best Tools to Access Remote Linux Desktop

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13 Responses

  1. Gonzalo says:

    Anydesk is nice, too, and very useful (and free).

  2. Rivkah says:

    The second thing to do is to activate the VNC service. Go to Menu / Preferences / Raspberry Pi Configuration, and enable the VNC service. Later we see that the VNC service is installed because a VNC tab appears in the upper left part of the menu.

  3. Jack L says:

    I use Linux and have an elderly friend who wants me to support her. She has MS Windows and does not know which version. I am sure she would not know how to install an application. Is there a good choice for connecting with RDP and the Windows native application? What do you recommend for this?

    • Aaron Kili says:

      @Jack

      You can use Remmina, it easier to use in this case.

      First, she will have to enable Remote Desktop Connections on her Windows PC, then your can install Remmina, RDP Client on your Linux desktop. And then you can setup a remote desktop session from your machine to her’s(you need to know her remote IP address for this purpose).

      For more information on how Remmina works, check out this guide: https://www.tecmint.com/remmina-remote-desktop-sharing-and-ssh-client/

    • Brandon says:

      @Jack L,

      A simpler method even than Remmina, wherein you wouldn’t need to know her IP address, is to enable Chrome Remote Desktop on her system. You just set it up with a PIN code that you know and you’ll have access to her system when you need it through Chrome RDP on your machine (or from anywhere that you have access to Google Chrome, really). It does have to associate the computer with a Google account, so you’ll need to setup one if you don’t already have one or use Gmail.

      Good on you for helping your neighbor!

  4. johnnybee says:

    No FreeNX website because it’s been replaced by x2go:
    https://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/start

  5. Mikhail says:

    X2Go is another good remote access software.

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