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Best Tools to Access Remote Linux Desktop

These tools let you operate your Linux system from anywhere.

Top X published date 18th July, 2018 Vikram Khajuria

Remote Linux Desktop

Nowadays, you can’t carry your system or laptop everywhere. So to make the things more manageable, there is a service of remote access that gives you full access to your system from anywhere. It is made possible by the Microsoft that developed a remote desktop protocol (RDP), which offers a graphical interface to connect to a remote system over a network connection.

Today, I will be writing on the software for accessing a remote Linux desktop:

1. TigerVNC

TigerVNC is a high-performance, platform-neutral implementation of VNC (Virtual Network Computing), a client/server application that allows users to launch and interact with graphical applications on remote machines. It supports in running the 3D and video applications and provides extensions for advanced authentication methods and TLS (What is Transport Layer) encryption.

tiger vnc

The latest release of TigerVNC can be downloaded from our GitHub release page. Besides the source code, it also offers self-contained binaries for 64-bit and 32-bit Linux, installers for 64-bit and 32-bit Windows and a universal binary for Intel-based Macs.

2. RealVNC

VNC Connect is a screen sharing software that enables you to solve problems, help people and work remotely on your Linux system. After installing VNC Connect, the user can access his computers remotely, provide IT support to staff, administer unattended systems, share access to centralized resources, simplify training provision, and much more.

3. TeamViewer

TeamViewer lets you establish incoming and outgoing remote Linux desktop and computer-to-computer connections for real-time support or access to files, networks, and programs. It further helps in collaborating online, participate in meetings, chat with other people or groups, and make video calls in one-click. The software is easy to download and can be employed with ease.

team viewer

4. Remmina

Remmina is a free and open-source remote Linux desktop client written in GTK+. It is useful for system administrators and travelers, who need to work with lots of remote computers in front of either large monitors or tiny netbooks. The best part of Remmina is that it supports multiple network protocols in an integrated and consistent user interface. Currently, RDP, VNC, SPICE, NX, XDMCP, SSH, and EXEC are supported.

Remmina is released in separated source packages:

  • “remmina,” the main GTK+ application

  • “remmina-plugins,” a set of plugins

5. Chrome Remote Desktop?

Chrome Remote Desktop is a Linux remote desktop app that allows users to access any Linux computer remotely. It is developed by Google and is available for Linux systems also. It is very easy to use and let one handle computer remotely using Chromoting protocol.

chrome remote desktop

6. NoMachine

NoMachine is the network computing company, which offers remote connectivity for both consumers and businesses, delivering applications and desktops to any user, over any network. The software's enterprise-class management tools make it a complete remote access and hosted desktop solution for any organization. NoMachine is availabole for Linux software and can be downloaded from its official site.

7. Apache Guacamole

Apache Guacamole is a clientless remote desktop gateway for Linux. It supports standard protocols like VNC, RDP, and SSH. Once Guacamole is installed on a server, all you need to access your desktops is a web browser.

Apache Guacamole

Furthermore, with both Guacamole and a desktop operating system hosted in the cloud, you can combine the convenience of Guacamole with the resilience and flexibility of cloud computing. It is built on its own stack of core APIs which are thoroughly documented, including basic tutorials and conceptual overviews in the online manual.


Based on the work of FreeRDP and rdesktop, xrdp uses the remote desktop protocol to present a GUI (Graphical User Interface) to the user. The software focuses on to provide a fully functional Linux terminal server, capable of accepting connections from rdesktop, freerdp, and Microsoft's own terminal server / remote desktop clients. Unlike Windows NT/2000/2003/2008/2012 server, xrdp will not display a Windows desktop but an X window desktop to the user.

The Conclusion

These are the tools that you can use for accessing your Linux system from any remote place. You can further integrate your system to that of your company and can have a full overview.

Here are our some other articles that can help you with the Linux platform, “Linux Releases Juno Beta 1 Developers Preview,” “5 Best Linux Distro For Gaming In 2018,” and “Top 10 Best Text Editors For Linux Desktop In 2018.”

Vikram Khajuria

Vikram Khajuria

A typical boy and tech enthusiast, Vikram is totally fascinated by the journey of his day from miseries to joys. Covering the journalism field, he writes at MobileAppDaily and keeps surfing the trends to understand tech and inventions better. Don’t forget his driving skills, he is a professional car rallyist. Life has just got better, breath it!!

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