Compare free remote desktop software

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2017-04-12 19:28:26

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AnywhereTSApple Screen Sharing (iChat)BomgarChicken of the VNCCitrix XenAppEchoVNCRemote Desktop Services/Terminal ServicesFreeRDPFreeNXiTALCKRDCnoVNCrdesktopTightVNCTigerVNCTurboVNCUltraVNC
DescriptioniTALC is a tool for teachers, to view and control other computers in your network in several ways.KRDC is an application that allows you to view and control the desktop session on a remote machine that is running a VNC or RDP server.noVNC is a browser based VNC client implementation. It uses HTML5 Canvas and WebSockets. A VNC server with WebSockets support (such as libvncserver) is required or use websockify with any VNC server.TigerVNC is an advanced VNC implementation, which includes features from TightVNC and TurboVNC (accelerated JPEG compression...).UltraVNC allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control another PC remotely. It supports File transfer, MS Logon, Text chat, Viewer Auto scaling and Server Side Scaling, Multiple-Monitors-support, Repeater/Proxy-support, Auto reconnection.
PricingFree (moving to Open Source license)Included with OS XFrom $49/monthIncluded with WindowsFree (Apache license)Free (GPL)Free (GPL)Free
  • Free (GPL)
  • Business-friendly license available
Free (GPL)Free (GPL)Free (GPL)
Server platforms
Mac OSYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
Client platforms
Windows as clientNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Mac OS as clientYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesNo
Linux as clientNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNo
iOS clientNoYesYesNoNoNoYes
Android clientNoYesYesNoNoNoYes
File transferYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYes
Audio supportYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
Multiple sessionsYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Seamless windowNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo- Partial
Remote AssistanceYesYesYesNoNo
Access Permission RequestYesYesNoYesNoNo
Built-in EncryptionYes SSL, TLSYes AES-256Yes SSL, AES-256NoYes SSL, TLSYesYesYesYes AESYes SSHNoYes SSL, TLSYesYes SSH (unix client only)Yes SSL, TLSNo- plugin
Client/server/listeningClient OnlyClient & ServerClient & ServerClient OnlyClient & ServerClient & ServerClient & ServerClient OnlyClient & ServerClient & ServerClient OnlyClient OnlyClient OnlyClient & ServerClient & ServerClient & ServerClient & Server
NAT PassthroughNoNoNoYes using Listening modeYes using Listening modeNo
IPv6 supportYesNoYesYesYesNo
Maximum simultaneous connectionsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
  • 2012-03-21 22:43:18
    2017-04-12 19:28:26
  • Remote desktop
  • Compare AnywhereTS vs Apple Screen Sharing (iChat) vs Bomgar vs Chicken of the VNC vs Citrix XenApp vs EchoVNC vs FreeRDP vs FreeNX vs iTALC vs KRDC vs noVNC vs rdesktop vs Remote Desktop Services/Terminal Services vs TightVNC vs TigerVNC vs Turb...
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  • Why is Bomgar in this free software table. Or is there indeed a free version with all features enabled?
    Posted 2013-10-22 10:58:36 by Dickoz
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    Posted 2012-03-25 23:44:20 by A l'anis

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