10 Best Team Viewer Alternatives For Linux In 2020

In a recent article, I covered The Best Open Source Software in 2018 (Users’ Choice). Today, I’m covering the best remote desktop access clients for Linux.

TeamViewer is proprietary multi-platform software that enables users to control computers remotely and enjoy other features like desktop sharing, web conferencing, file transfer, and online meetings.

In the true spirit of open source, there are a thousand and one similar software options that are just as good, thus, here is my list of the 10 best TeamViewer alternatives of 2019 for Linux users.

1. Ammyy Admin

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It developed with the aim of serving system administrators as well as travellers whether they’re working from small netbooks or large monitors. It has support for several network protocols including RDP, VNC, NX, SSH, EXEC, SPICE, and XDMCP.

Remmina also features an integrated and consistent UI and is free to use for both personal and commercial purposes.

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TigerVNC has an almost uniform UI across platforms and is extensible with plugin extensions which can be used to add TLS encryption and advanced authentication methods, among other features.

It is important to note that TigerVNC isn’t a centralized service given that its servers are owned by a different company. And also unlike TeamViewer, it requires port forwarding.


TigerVNC is available to install from the default distribution repository on Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, FreeBSD, Arch Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise.

9. X2Go

X2Go is a free, open source, and cross-platform remote desktop software that works using a modified NX 3 protocol and it works excellently even over low bandwidths.

You can use it to access any Linux’s GUI and that of a Windows system via a proxy. It also offers sound support, reconnect to a session from another client, file sharing.

10 Best Team Viewer Alternatives for Linux in 2020


10. Apache Guacamole

Apache Guacamole is a free and open source HTML5 web-based remote desktop gateway for accessing any computer from anywhere – all you need is an internet connection.

Apache Guacamole offers users the convenience of accessing both physical and cloud systems in true cloud computing fashion.

It supports all the standard protocols not excluding RDP and VNC protocols, can be used at enterprise levels, does not require any plugins whatsoever, and administrators can monitor/kill connections in real time as well as manage user profiles.

10 Best Team Viewer Alternatives for Linux in 2020

Apache Guacamole

That wraps up our list of the best TeamViewer alternatives for Linux in 2020. Which one have you chosen? Also, feel free to add your suggestions in the discussion section below.

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