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5 of the Best Free and Open Source Remote Desktop Software for Linux

Feb 10, 2011, 00:02 (0 Talkback[s])


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"The term 'remote desktop' refers to a software application or an operating system feature that enables users to connect to a computer located in different area and use or run its own programs as if it were local. Controlling a desktop remotely is a kind of remote administration and is often used by enterprise help desks to provide technical support for their clients. Although remote administration is the primary use of remote desktop software, it can also be utilized for headless computers. Going headless means you can control two or more computers without having to attach PC peripherals such as mouse, monitor, and keyboard on each of them.

"Remote desktop software can be found in most operating systems and platforms, and they are already supported in plenty of mobile devices such as the iPhone (see: Remote Control Your Linux Desktop Using the iPhone), Android and BlackBerry smartphones. Remote desktop connectivity depends upon any of a number of protocols such as Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), Virtual Network Computing (VNC), Remote Frame Buffer Protocol, Apple Remote Desktop Protocol, and NX technology.

"For those of you are interested, I have here a list of some of the best open-source remote desktop software (in no particular order) that you can download and use for free:"

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