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42 Responses

  1. Flacker FK` says:

    Hi Admin,

    I want to use VPN in Macbook. Which application is best and easy to use.

  2. Jerson Martínez says:

    I’ve seen Apache Guacamole service, I think it’s great. I would like to know what are the alternatives to this, not forgetting his philosophy, of working in web environments.

  3. Alan says:

    If you’re considering freenx, you may want to also consider xpra.


    It’s open source, and probably comes with your distribution. Like freenx, it’s a thin graphical client than “remote control.” But you can configure it to remote control the console if you want to.

  4. Prasanta Shee says:

    R-HUB remote support servers is another best tool for remotely accessing computers. You may try the same.

  5. Georg Boman says:

    Thinlinc from Cendio is also a good choice.

  6. Gonzalo says:

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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:


      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!

  9. johnnybee says:

    No FreeNX website because it’s been replaced by x2go:

  10. Mikhail says:

    X2Go is another good remote access software.

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