Comparison of remote desktop software

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This page is a comparison of remote desktop software available for various platforms.

Remote desktop software[edit]

Software Protocol Creator First public release date Latest stable version year License Free for personal use Free for commercial use
2X Software RDP 2X Software 2006 2014, 12.0.0[1] Proprietary Yes[2] Yes[2]
AetherPal Proprietary AetherPal Inc. ? 3.0 Proprietary No No
Anyplace Control Proprietary Anyplace Control Software 2002 5.4.0.0 Proprietary No No
AnywhereTS RDP, ICA Qzone ? 2009, 3.4 BSD Yes Yes
AppliDis RDP Systancia ? 2013, 4 SP3 Proprietary No No
Apple Remote Desktop RFB(VNC) Apple 2002 2013, 3.7.1[3] Proprietary No No
Apple Screen Sharing (iChat) Proprietary, RFB(VNC) Apple 2007 2012 Proprietary Yes Yes
BeAnywhere Support Express Proprietary BeAnywhere 1996 5.95 Proprietary Yes[4] Yes[4]
Bomgar Proprietary Bomgar 2003 13.1 Proprietary No No
Cendio ThinLinc RFB(VNC) Cendio AB 2003 2014, 4.2.0 Proprietary Yes[5] Yes[5]
Chicken of the VNC RFB(VNC) ? ? 2/2011, 2.1.1 GPL Yes Yes
Chrome Remote Desktop Chromoting Google 2011 2014 BSD Yes Yes
Citrix XenApp RDP, ICA Citrix Systems ? 2014, 7.5 Proprietary No No
EchoVNC RFB(VNC) ? ? 2012, 2.40a GPL Yes Yes
Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect RDP, Telnet, Ericom Blaze, PCoIP Ericom Software 2004 5.80 Proprietary No No
Ericom Blaze RDP Ericom Software 2009 2.50 Proprietary No No
Fog Creek Copilot RFB(VNC) ? 2005 2014[6] Proprietary No No
FreeRDP RDP ? 2009 2013 Apache Yes Yes
GO-Global Proprietary GraphOn ? ? Proprietary No No
GoToMyPC Proprietary Citrix Online 2000 2013 Proprietary No No
Goverlan Remote Control Proprietary, RDP, Citrix ICA, RFB(VNC) PJ Technologies, Inc. 2009 2014 Proprietary No No
HOB HOBLink JWT RDP HOB GmbH & Co. KG ? ? Proprietary No No
HOB HOBLink UWT RDP HOB GmbH & Co. KG ? ? Proprietary No No
HOB HOB MacGate RDP HOB GmbH & Co. KG ? ? Proprietary No No
I'm InTouch Proprietary Communique ? 8.3 Proprietary No No
iTALC RFB(VNC) ? 5/2005, 0.8 7/2014, 2.0.2 GPL Yes Yes
IBM Director Remote Control Proprietary IBM ? ? Proprietary No No
KDE RFB(VNC), RDP Tim Jansen, Urs Wolfer, a.o. 2010 7/2014, 4.13.95[7] GPL Yes Yes
LiteManager Proprietary LiteManagerTeam 2009 2/2014, 4.5 Proprietary Yes[8] Yes[8]
LogMeIn Proprietary LogMeIn, Inc. ? ? Proprietary No No
Mac HelpMate RFB(VNC) ? ? 2009 Proprietary No No
Mikogo Proprietary BeamYourScreen GmbH ? 2013 Freeware[9] Yes No
NetSupport Manager Proprietary NetSupport Software 1989 2013 Proprietary No No
Netviewer Proprietary Netviewer AG ? ? Proprietary No No
NoMachine NX NX Luxembourg 2003 7/2014, 4.2.27 Proprietary Yes No
OpenText Exceed onDemand Proprietary Hummingbird 1999 8.1 Proprietary No No
Oracle Secure Global Desktop Software/Sun VDI AIP ? ? ? Proprietary ? ?
Proxy Networks Proprietary Funk Software Inc. 1993 8.0.2 Proprietary No No
QVD NX and HTTP Qindel 2001 5/2014, 1.8.2 GPL Yes Yes
rdesktop RDP Matthew Chapman 2001 2013 GPL Yes Yes
RealVNC Open RFB(VNC) RealVNC 2002 2012, 4.1.3[10] GPL Yes Yes
RealVNC RFB(VNC) RealVNC 2002 5.2.0 Proprietary Yes[11] No
Radmin (Remote Administrator) Proprietary Famatech Corp. 1999 3.5 Proprietary No No
Remote Desktop Manager RDP, ICA, RFB(VNC) Devolutions Inc. 2006 9.2 Proprietary Yes Yes
Remote Desktop Services/Terminal Services RDP Microsoft 1998 RDP 8.0 Proprietary Yes Yes[12]
Remote Graphics Software Proprietary Hewlett-Packard 2003 6.0.3 Proprietary Yes[13] Yes[14]
Remote Utilities Proprietary Usoris Systems 2004 2014 Proprietary Yes Yes[15]
RHUB TurboMeeting Proprietary RHUB Inc. 2005 4.4.1 Proprietary No No
ScreenConnect Proprietary Elsinore Technologies 2008 2014, 4.4 Proprietary No No
SSH with X forwarding X11 ? ? ? BSD Yes Yes
Splashtop Remote Proprietary Splashtop Inc 2010 1.5 Proprietary Yes No
Sun Ray/SRSS ALP ? ? ? Proprietary ? ?
Symantec pcAnywhere Proprietary Symantec Corporation 198x 12.6.65 Proprietary No No
TeamViewer Proprietary TeamViewer GmbH 2005 Win: 9.0.31064;[16] MacOS: 9.0.31181;[16] Linux: 9.0.30203;[16] Android: 9.0.1555; iOS: 9.0.25232;[17] Windows Phone: 9.0.3.0[18] Proprietary Yes No
Teradici PCoIP Teradici Corp. 2007 2.0.4 Proprietary No No
Techinline RDP Techinline Ltd. 2006 1.6.3 Proprietary No No
Thinc Thinc Columbia university ? 2008 GPL Yes Yes
TigerVNC RFB(VNC) Red Hat, Cendio AB, The VirtualGL Project 2009 2013, 1.3.0 GPL Yes Yes
TightVNC RFB(VNC) Constantin Kaplinsky 2001 2013, 2.7.10 GPL Yes Yes
Timbuktu Proprietary ? ? ? Proprietary ? ?
TurboVNC RFB(VNC) The VirtualGL Project 2004 2013, 1.2 GPL Yes Yes
Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop RDP Ulteo 2009 2014, 4.0.1 GPL Yes Yes
UltraVNC RFB(VNC) ? 2005 2014, 1.2.0.1 GPL Yes Yes
Vinagre RFB(VNC), SPICE, RDP, SSH The GNOME Project 2007 2013, 3.10[19] GPL Yes Yes
WebEx Proprietary ? ? ? Proprietary ? ?
XDMCP X11 Keith Packard 1989 1.1 MIT Yes Yes
xpra Bencode-based Nathaniel Smith 2008 5/2014, 13[20] GPL Yes Yes
X11vnc RFB(VNC) Karl Runge 2001 2011, 0.9.13[21] GPL Yes Yes
x2vnc X11 ? 1998 2006 BSD Yes Yes
x2x X11 ? 1996 2003 BSD Yes Yes
Software Protocol Creator First public release date Latest stable version License Free for personal use Free for commercial use

Operating system support[edit]

Software Server: Microsoft Windows

Windows

Client: Microsoft Windows

Windows

Server: Mac OS X

Mac OS X

Client: Mac OS X

Mac OS X

Server: Linux

Linux

Client: Linux

Linux

Server: FreeBSD Client: FreeBSD Server: OS/2 eComStation Client: OS/2 eComStation Client: Java

Java viewer

Client: Android

Android

Client: iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) Client: Blackberry Server: Windows Mobile

Windows

Client: Windows Mobile

Windows

2X Software Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
AetherPal Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AppliDis Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Apple Remote Desktop No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No
BeAnywhere Support Express Yes Yes Yes No; Java only No No; Java only No No; Java only No No Yes Yes No No No No
Bomgar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cendio ThinLinc Yes[22] Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes[23] Yes[24] No No No
Citrix XenApp Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
EchoVNC ? Yes ? No ? Yes ? No ? ? No ? ? No ? No
Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Ericom Blaze Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No
Fog Creek Copilot ? Yes ? Yes ? No ? No ? ? No No No No ? No
FreeRDP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No No
GO-Global ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? No ? ? Yes ? ? No ? Yes
GoToMyPC Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Goverlan Remote Control Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No No
FreeNX No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? No ? ? No ? No
HOB HOBLink JWT No Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? ? Yes Yes No No ? No
HOB HOBLink UWT No No ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? ? No No No No ? No
HOB HOB MacGate No Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? ? Yes No No No ? No
I'm InTouch Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
iTALC Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No
IBM Director Remote Control Yes Yes No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No
KRDC No No No No No Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No
LogMeIn Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes[1]
Mac HelpMate ? Yes ? Yes ? No ? No ? ? Yes ? ? No ? No
Mikogo ? Yes ? Yes[25] ? No ? No ? ? No Yes [26] No No ? No
Netsupport Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes
Netviewer ? Yes ? No ? No ? No ? ? No Yes [27] ? No ? No
NoMachine NX Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Expected Expected Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Expected
Open Text Exceed onDemand Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? No No Yes No No No
Oracle Secure Global Desktop Software/Sun VDI ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? ? Yes ? ? No ? No
Proxy Networks Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes ? ? No No No No ? No
QVD No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No
rdesktop Yes[28] Yes[29] ? Yes Yes[30] Yes ? Yes ? ? Yes ? ? No ? No
RealVNC Free Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes No ? No
RealVNC Personal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No ? ? Yes Yes Yes No ? No
RealVNC Enterprise Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No ? ? Yes Yes Yes No ? No
Radmin Yes Yes[31] ? No ? Yes[32] ? No ? ? No No No No ? No
Remote Desktop Services/Terminal Services Yes Yes No Yes[33] Yes[30] Yes No Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes No ? Yes[34]
Remote Graphics Software ? Yes No No Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes
Remote Utilities Yes Yes ? No ? Yes[32] ? No ? ? No No No No ? No
RHUB TurboMeeting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
ScreenConnect Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No No
SSH with X forwarding ? Yes[35] ? Yes[35] ? Yes ? Yes ? ? No ? Yes No ? No
Splashtop Remote Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sun Ray/SRSS ? Yes ? No ? Yes ? No ? ? Yes No No No ? No
Sub7 ? No ? No ? No ? No ? ? Yes ? ? No ? No
Symantec pcAnywhere ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? No ? ? Yes ? ? Yes ? Yes
TeamViewer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No ? ? Yes Yes[36][37] Yes[38] No ? No
Techinline Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
TightVNC Yes Yes No Yes[39] Yes[40] Yes[40] Yes[40] Yes[40] No No Yes Yes ? No ? No
TigerVNC Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes [41] Yes [41] No No Yes No No No No No
Timbuktu ? Yes ? Yes ? No ? No ? ? No ? ? No ? No
TurboVNC No Yes No Yes[42] Yes Yes Yes[41] Yes[41] No No Yes[43] No No No No No
Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
UltraVNC Yes Yes[44] ? No ? No ? No ? ? Yes ? ? No ? No
WebEx ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? No ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? No
WebTrain ? Yes ? No ? No ? No ? ? N/A ? ? No ? No
XDMCP ? No ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? No ? ? No ? No
xpra Yes[45] Yes[46] No[46][47] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? No No No No ? No
X11vnc No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? Yes ? ? No ? No
x2vnc ? Yes[48] ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? ? No ? ? No ? No
x2x ? Yes[48] ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? ? No ? ? No ? No
Software Server: Microsoft Windows

Windows

Client: Microsoft Windows

Windows

Server: Mac OS X

Mac OS X

Client: Mac OS X

Mac OS X

Server: Linux

Linux

Client: Linux

Linux

Server: FreeBSD Client: FreeBSD Server: OS/2 eComStation Client: OS/2 eComStation Client: Java

Java viewer

Client: Android

Android

Client: iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) Client: Blackberry Server: Windows Mobile

Windows

Client: Windows Mobile

Windows

Features[edit]

Software Client/server/listening Built-in encryption

Native encryption

File transfer

File transfer

Audio support

Audio support

Multiple sessions

Multiple SessionsMultiple sessions

Seamless window Remote assistance Access permission request NAT passthrough IPv6 support Maximum simultaneous connections Video 3D Drag and drop file transfer Multiple passwords for remote access
2X Software Client & server SSL, TLS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Concurrent user Yes Yes Yes ?
AetherPal Client & server SSL, TLS Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Unlimited ? ? ? ?
Anyplace Control Client & server RC4, RSA Yes Expected Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Unlimited ? ? ? ?
AnywhereTS Client only SSL, TLS Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
AppliDis Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Unlimited Yes Yes No No
Apple Remote Desktop Client & server AES-128 Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Unlimited ? ? ? ?
Apple Screen Sharing (iChat) Client & server AES-256 No No Yes No ? ? ? Yes Unlimited ? ? ? ?
BeAnywhere Support Express Client & server SSL, TLS, AES Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Unlimited No No ? ?
Bomgar Client, server, & listening SSL, AES-256 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited ? ? ? ?
Cendio ThinLinc Client & server SSH Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes[49] Unlimited Yes VirtualGL ? ?
Chicken of the VNC Client only No No No No No ? ? ? ? Unlimited ? ? ? ?
Chrome Remote Desktop Client & server SSL, TLS No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited Yes ? ? ?
Citrix XenApp Client & server SSL, TLS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited Yes Yes ? ?
Crossloop Client & server Yes Yes No No No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
EchoVNC Client & server Yes Yes No Yes No ? ? ? ? Unlimited ? ? ? ?
Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes 1,000+ per server Yes Yes ? ?
Ericom Blaze Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No NA No Yes 200+ per server Yes Yes ? ?
Fog Creek Copilot Client & server SSL Yes No No No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
FreeRDP Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Unlimited Yes Yes ? ?
GO-Global Client & server SSL, DES-56, DES-168, AES-256 Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
GoToMyPC  ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Goverlan Remote Control Client & server AES256 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
FreeNX Client & server AES Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
HOB HOBLink JWT Client only SSL, TLS Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
HOB HOBLink UWT Client only SSL, TLS Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
HOB HOB MacGate Server only SSL, TLS No No No No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
I'm InTouch Web Client & Win server SSL, AES-256 Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
iTALC Client & server SSH No No Yes No Yes No ? No Unlimited Yes No No Token-Based
IBM Director Remote Control Client & server AES, Triple DES, DES Yes No Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
KRDC Client only No No Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
LogMeIn Pro only ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Mac HelpMate Client & Server AES-128 No No Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Mikogo Client & server[50] AES-256 Yes No Yes[51] No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
NetSupport Manager Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Unlimited Yes Yes ? ?
Netviewer Client & Server AES-128 Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes[52] ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
NoMachine NX Client & server SSL, SSH Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited Yes VirtualGL Yes Yes
Open Text Exceed onDemand Client & server SSL, SSH Yes No Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Oracle Secure Global Desktop Software/Sun VDI Client & server SSL, TLS (AES-256) Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Proxy Networks Client, server, & gateway SSL, AES-256 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes, client Yes ? ? ? ? ?
QVD Free Client&Server SSL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Unlimited Expected No Yes No
rdesktop Client only Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[53] ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ?
RealVNC Free Client, server, & listening No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes, using listening mode No Unlimited ? ? ? ?
RealVNC Personal Client, server, & listening AES-128 Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes, using listening mode Yes Unlimited ? ? ? ?
RealVNC Enterprise Client, server, & listening AES-256 Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes, using listening mode Yes Unlimited ? ? ? ?
Radmin Client & server AES-256 Yes Yes[54] Yes Yes Yes[55] Yes[56] No ? ? ? ? ? ?
Remote Desktop Services/Terminal Services Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes[57] Yes[58] Yes[59] Yes[60] Yes Yes Single connection Yes Yes ? ?
Remote Graphics Software Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? No Unlimited Yes Yes ? ?
Remote Utilities Client, server, & listening AES-256 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited ? ? ? ?
RHUB TurboMeeting Client, server, & listening SSL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? Unlimited Yes No ? ?
ScreenConnect Client & server AES-256 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes ?
SSH with X forwarding Client & server Yes No No Yes[61] Yes ? ? Yes, client Yes[62] ? ? ? ? ?
Splashtop Remote Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited Yes Yes ? ?
Sun Ray/SRSS Client, server, & hardware Yes No Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Sub7 Client & server No No No No No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Symantec pcAnywhere Client & server AES-256 Yes No Yes No ? ? ? No ? ? ? ? ?
TeamViewer Client & server AES-256 Yes Yes[63] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes, client & server ? 2 Yes ? Yes ?
Techinline Client & server Yes Yes No Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ? 1 or unlimited ? ? ? ?
TightVNC Client, server, & listening SSH (Unix client only) Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes, using Listening mode ? Unlimited ? ? No ?
TigerVNC Client, server, & listening SSL, TLS No No Yes No No No Yes, using Listening mode Yes Unlimited Yes ? ? ?
Timbuktu Client & server Yes Yes No Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
TurboVNC Client, server, & listening No No No Yes No No No Yes, using Listening mode Yes Unlimited Yes VirtualGL ? ?
Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Unlimited Yes No No No
UltraVNC Client & server With plugin Yes No Yes Partial[64] ? ? ? ? Unlimited ? ? ? ?
WebEx Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes ? ? ?
WebTrain Client & server SSL, TLS Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
XDMCP Client & server No No No Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
xpra Client & server SSH No Yes[65] Yes Yes[66] No No No Yes ? ? ? ? ?
X11vnc Server only SSL Yes No Yes No Yes ? ? Yes Unlimited ? ? ? ?
x2vnc Client only No No No Yes N/A ? ? ? ? Unlimited ? ? ? ?
x2x Client only Yes[67] No No Yes N/A ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Software Client/server/listening Built-in encryption

Native encryption

File transfer

File Transfer

Audio support

Audio Support

Multiple sessions

Multiple SessionsMultiple Sessions

Seamless window Remote assistance Access permission request NAT passthrough IPv6 support Maximum simultaneous connections Video 3D Drag and drop file transfer Multiple passwords for remote access

Terminology[edit]

In the table above, the following terminology is intended to be used to describe some important features:

  • Listening mode: where a server connects to a viewer. The server site does not have to configure its firewall/NAT to allow access on port 5900 (or 5800); the onus is on the viewer, which is useful if the server site has no computer expertise, while the viewer user would be expected to be more knowledgeable.
  • Audio Support: the remote control software transfers audio signals across the network and plays the audio through the speakers attached to the local computer. For example, music playback software normally sends audio signals to the locally attached speakers, via some sound controller hardware. If the remote control software package supports audio transfer, the playback software can run on the remote computer, while the music can be heard from the local computer, as though the software were running locally.
  • Built-in Encryption: the software has at least one method of encrypting the data between the local and remote computers, and the encryption mechanism is built into the remote control software.
  • File Transfer: the software allows the user to transfer files between the local and remote computers, from within the client software's user interface.
  • Seamless Window: the software allows an application to be run on the server, and just the application window to be shown on the clients desktop. Normally the remote user interface chrome is also removed, giving the impression that the application is running on the client machines.
  • Remote Assistance: remote and local users are able to view the same screen at the same time, so remote user can assist a local user.
  • Access Permission Request: local user should approve a remote access session start.
  • NAT Passthrough: the ability to connect to the server behind a NAT without configuring the router's port forwarding rules. It gives an advantage when you can not configure router (for example it is on Internet service provider's side), but is a serious security risk (unless the traffic is end-to-end encrypted), because all the traffic should pass through some proxy server which in most cases is owned by remote access application's writers.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "2X RDP Client for Windows Changelog". 2X Software. 
  2. ^ a b Free use limited to 3 concurrent users
  3. ^ Apple Remote Desktop on the Mac App Store
  4. ^ a b Free use limited to 1 concurrent user & 5 sessions per day
  5. ^ a b Free use limited to 10 concurrent users
  6. ^ http://fogcreekstatus.typepad.com
  7. ^ Since 2010 KRDC has been integrated with the KDE desktop manager.
  8. ^ a b Free use limited to 30 monitored users
  9. ^ Free for personal use, not free software (See: Gratis versus Libre)
  10. ^ https://www.realvnc.com/download/open/
  11. ^ "Free Version"
  12. ^ Admin-mode is available for servers & workstations without additional licensing, in TS-mode a separate license is required.
  13. ^ Receiver is a free download www.hp.com/go/rgs. Sender is free on HP Z Workstations.
  14. ^ Receiver is a free download at www.hp.com/go/rgs. Sender is free on HP Z Workstations.
  15. ^ Limited to 10 Managed Devices
  16. ^ a b c "TeamViewer Downloads". TeamViewer GmbH. 
  17. ^ "iTunes Preview TeamViewer: Remote Control". Apple Inc. 
  18. ^ "TeamViewer". Microsoft. 
  19. ^ "Vinagre releases". Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  20. ^ xpra source code archive
  21. ^ x11vnc download site
  22. ^ Requires a separate Windows Server with Remote Desktop Services
  23. ^ HTML5 Client with Android support
  24. ^ HTML5 Client with iOS support
  25. ^ Some features are Windows-only
  26. ^ Available to view a remote desktop from your Android device (See:Mobile Download)
  27. ^ "Netviewer Meet Mobile Netviewer AG)". play.google.com. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  28. ^ run XDMCP under Cygwin on Win32 host to service rdesktop clients
  29. ^ "rdesktop 1.6 windows port". 40in.2g0.ru. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  30. ^ a b XDPxrdp: An open source remote desktop protocol(rdp) server, http://xrdp.sourceforge.net/
  31. ^ Since version 3.2 (released 2008-04-25) supports MS Windows Vista (SP1), XP, 200X (32 and 64-bit editions).
  32. ^ a b Runs under Wine.
  33. ^ There exists an "official" client for MacOS, as well as several independent implementations. See for example the "CoRD" entry above, an alternative open source RDP client for Mac, http://cord.sourceforge.net/
  34. ^ Windows Mobile Remote Desktop is an optional part of WM 6.1 (See: Mobile Views Blog and PdaPhoneHome)
  35. ^ a b To use Windows or Mac OS X as a client, an X server needs to be installed and running. Windows or Mac OS X can be used as a server, if they have an SSH server running; but only X11 applications (not native GUI applications) can display their GUI on the client; such apps probably have to be run within Cygwin for Windows. only for X apps
  36. ^ "TeamViewer client app for mobile devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android)". Teamviewer.com. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  37. ^ "TeamViewer server on Samsung Galaxy ROM installed Android 2.3.3 (not 4.2 aka JellyBean despite claims of 2.3.3 upwards)". Teamviewer.com. Retrieved 2013-06-30. 
  38. ^ "TeamViewer app for mobile devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android)". Teamviewer.com. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  39. ^ as X application, 1.3.x version only "MacPorts tightvnc Portfile". Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  40. ^ a b c d 1.3.x version only "Download TightVNC (Previous Versions)". Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  41. ^ a b c d Requires installation from source
  42. ^ Bundled Java application that uses libjpeg-turbo native library for accelerated JPEG decompression. Refer to the User's Guide for TurboVNC
  43. ^ Can use libjpeg-turbo through JNI to accelerate JPEG decompression. Refer to the User's Guide for TurboVNC
  44. ^ UltraVNC v1.0.4 RC4 (BETA) claims "Greatly improved Vista support" as of October 1, 2007 (See UltraVnc Vista Support.)
  45. ^ requires Cygwin and installation from source
  46. ^ a b Apple Mac OS X support is not currently in the mainline repository, but is available in the source snapshots.
  47. ^ only X11 applications could be exported, not native Mac OS X applications. Requires source code modifications as the default source turns off the feature.
  48. ^ a b Third-party software required; Microsoft Windows does not include support for the X Window System.
  49. ^ Only when host names are used
  50. ^ Connections are centrally negotiated via Mikogo server
  51. ^ Up to ten participants
  52. ^ 8 simultaneously
  53. ^ With the addition of SeamlessRDP
  54. ^ By default settings for audio transfer is not turned on but it can be easily done with built-in Voice Chat options.See how to set up Radmin for sound transmission
  55. ^ Assistance mode only. User is always able to view your activities.
  56. ^ Depending on parameters. Requests can be turned off on server side.
  57. ^ Remote Desktop Services are single user only. Local screen is locked when remote user connects and local user can not view remote user's activities. Remote user is disconnected when local user logs in. Terminal Services use multiple independent desktops. Local user views its own desktop and can not view remote users' activities. Local user is not notified when remote user connects.
  58. ^ Provided the server is running Windows 2008 or later.
  59. ^ Assistance mode uses a separate client named MSRA (Microsoft Remote Assistance). Remote user must approve your access in assistance mode.
  60. ^ Access approval is always requested in assistance mode and never in remote access mode.
  61. ^ No sessions at all, just individual windows. However you can use Xnest if you want.
  62. ^ OpenSSH supports IPv6 and IPv6 forwarding, see it's manual page
  63. ^ Teamviewer Support says they do not support remote audio but do have audio/video conference
  64. ^ UltraVNC allows a single Window to be shown, however it is still doing full screen polling and not capturing the application details. This can cause other windows to overlap and popup windows to "disappear".
  65. ^ Via PulseAudio which is very network intensive
  66. ^ Only for X sessions
  67. ^ Can be used over SSH session