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]

SoftwareProtocolCreatorFirst public release dateLatest stable version yearLicenseFree for personal useFree for commercial use
2X SoftwareRDP2X Software20062014, 12.0.0[1]ProprietaryYes[2]Yes[2]
AetherPalProprietaryAetherPal Inc.?3.0ProprietaryNoNo
AnyDeskDeskRT, Proprietaryphilandro Software GmbH20142014 , 1.2.1ProprietaryYesNo
Anyplace ControlProprietaryAnyplace Control Software20025.4.0.0ProprietaryNoNo
AnywhereTSRDP, ICAQzone?2009, 3.4BSDYesYes
AppliDisRDPSystancia?2013, 4 SP3ProprietaryNoNo
Apple Remote DesktopRFB(VNC)Apple20022013, 3.7.1[3]ProprietaryNoNo
Apple Screen Sharing (iChat)Proprietary, RFB(VNC)Apple20072012ProprietaryYesYes
BeAnywhere Support ExpressProprietaryBeAnywhere19965.95ProprietaryYes[4]Yes[4]
BomgarProprietaryBomgar200313.1ProprietaryNoNo
Cendio ThinLincRFB(VNC)Cendio AB20032014, 4.3.0ProprietaryYes[5]Yes[5]
Chicken of the VNCRFB(VNC)??2/2011, 2.1.1GPLYesYes
Chrome Remote DesktopChromotingGoogle20112014BSDYesYes
Citrix XenApp/Presentation Server/MetaFrame/WinFrameRDP, ICACitrix Systems19952014, 7.5ProprietaryNoNo
EchoVNCRFB(VNC)??2012, 2.40aGPLYesYes
Ericom PowerTerm WebConnectRDP, Telnet, Ericom Blaze, PCoIPEricom Software20045.80ProprietaryNoNo
Ericom BlazeRDPEricom Software20092.50ProprietaryNoNo
Fog Creek CopilotRFB(VNC)?20052014[6]ProprietaryNoNo
FreeRDPRDP?20092013ApacheYesYes
GO-GlobalProprietaryGraphOn??ProprietaryNoNo
GoToMyPCProprietaryCitrix Online20002013ProprietaryNoNo
HOB HOBLink JWTRDPHOB GmbH & Co. KG??ProprietaryNoNo
HOB HOBLink UWTRDPHOB GmbH & Co. KG??ProprietaryNoNo
HOB HOB MacGateRDPHOB GmbH & Co. KG??ProprietaryNoNo
I'm InTouchProprietaryCommunique20008.3ProprietaryNoNo
iTALCRFB(VNC)?20057/2014, 2.0.2GPLYesYes
IBM Director Remote ControlProprietaryIBM??ProprietaryNoNo
KDERFB(VNC), RDPTim Jansen, Urs Wolfer, a.o.20107/2014, 4.13.95[7]GPLYesYes
LiteManagerProprietaryLiteManagerTeam20092/2014, 4.5ProprietaryYes[8]Yes[8]
LogMeInProprietaryLogMeIn, Inc.??ProprietaryNoNo
Mac HelpMateRFB(VNC)??2009ProprietaryNoNo
MikogoProprietaryBeamYourScreen GmbH?2013Freeware[9]YesNo
NetSupport ManagerProprietaryNetSupport Software19892013ProprietaryNoNo
NetviewerProprietaryNetviewer AG??ProprietaryNoNo
NoMachine NXNXLuxembourg20037/2014, 4.2.27ProprietaryYesNo
OpenText Exceed onDemandProprietaryHummingbird19998.1ProprietaryNoNo
Oracle Secure Global Desktop Software/Sun VDIAIP???Proprietary??
Proxy NetworksProprietaryFunk Software Inc.19938.0.2ProprietaryNoNo
QVDNX and HTTPQindel20015/2014, 1.8.2GPLYesYes
rdesktopRDPMatthew Chapman20012013GPLYesYes
RealVNC OpenRFB(VNC)RealVNC20022012, 4.1.3[10]GPLYesYes
RealVNCRFB(VNC)RealVNC20025.2.0ProprietaryYes[11]No
Radmin (Remote Administrator)ProprietaryFamatech Corp.19993.5ProprietaryNoNo
Remote Desktop ManagerRDP, ICA, RFB(VNC)Devolutions Inc.20069.2ProprietaryYesYes
Remote Desktop Services/Terminal ServicesRDPMicrosoft1998RDP 8.0ProprietaryYesYes[12]
Remote Graphics SoftwareProprietaryHewlett-Packard20032014, 7.0.1ProprietaryYes[13]Yes[14]
Remote UtilitiesProprietaryUsoris Systems20042014ProprietaryYesYes[15]
RHUB TurboMeetingProprietaryRHUB Inc.20054.4.1ProprietaryNoNo
ScreenConnectProprietaryElsinore Technologies20082014, 5.0ProprietaryNoNo
SSH with X forwardingX11???BSDYesYes
Splashtop RemoteProprietarySplashtop Inc20101.5ProprietaryYesNo
Sun Ray/SRSSALP???Proprietary??
Symantec pcAnywhereProprietarySymantec Corporation198x12.6.65ProprietaryNoNo
TeamViewerProprietaryTeamViewer GmbH2005Win: 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]ProprietaryYesNo
TeradiciPCoIPTeradici Corp.20072.0.4ProprietaryNoNo
TechinlineRDPTechinline Ltd.20061.6.3ProprietaryNoNo
ThincThincColumbia university?2008GPLYesYes
TigerVNCRFB(VNC)Red Hat, Cendio AB, The VirtualGL Project20092013, 1.3.0GPLYesYes
TightVNCRFB(VNC)Constantin Kaplinsky20012013, 2.7.10GPLYesYes
TimbuktuProprietary???Proprietary??
TurboVNCRFB(VNC)The VirtualGL Project20042013, 1.2GPLYesYes
Ulteo Open Virtual DesktopRDPUlteo20092014, 4.0.1GPLYesYes
UltraVNCRFB(VNC)?20052014, 1.2.0.1GPLYesYes
VinagreRFB(VNC), SPICE, RDP, SSHThe GNOME Project20072013, 3.10[19]GPLYesYes
WebExProprietary???Proprietary??
XDMCPX11Keith Packard19891.1MITYesYes
xpraBencode-basedNathaniel Smith20085/2014, 13[20]GPLYesYes
X11vncRFB(VNC)Karl Runge20012011, 0.9.13[21]GPLYesYes
x2vncX11?19982006BSDYesYes
x2xX11?19962003BSDYesYes
SoftwareProtocolCreatorFirst public release dateLatest stable versionLicenseFree for personal useFree for commercial use

Operating system support[edit]

SoftwareServer: 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: FreeBSDClient: FreeBSDServer: OS/2 eComStationClient: OS/2 eComStationClient: Java

Java viewer

Client: Android

Android

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

Windows

Client: Windows Mobile

Windows

2X SoftwareYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoYes
AetherPalYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYes
AnyDeskYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
AppliDisYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYes
Apple Remote DesktopNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
BeAnywhere Support ExpressYesYesYesNo; Java onlyNoNo; Java onlyNoNo; Java onlyNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNo
BomgarYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYes
Cendio ThinLincYes[22]YesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYes[23]Yes[24]NoNoNo
Citrix XenAppYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
EchoVNC?Yes?No?Yes?No??No??No?No
Ericom PowerTerm WebConnectYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNo
Ericom BlazeYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Fog Creek Copilot?Yes?Yes?No?No??NoNoNoNo?No
FreeRDPNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNo
GO-Global?Yes?Yes?Yes?No??Yes??No?Yes
GoToMyPCYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYes
FreeNXNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYes??No??No?No
HOB HOBLink JWTNoYes?Yes?Yes?Yes??YesYesNoNo?No
HOB HOBLink UWTNoNo?Yes?Yes?Yes??NoNoNoNo?No
HOB HOB MacGateNoYes?Yes?Yes?Yes??YesNoNoNo?No
I'm InTouchYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
iTALCYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
IBM Director Remote ControlYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
KRDCNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
LogMeIn ProYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYes[1]
Mac HelpMate?Yes?Yes?No?No??Yes??No?No
Mikogo?Yes?Yes[25]?No?No??NoYes [26]NoNo?No
Netsupport ManagerYesYesYesYesYesYes?Yes??YesYesYesNo?Yes
Netviewer?Yes?No?No?No??NoYes [27]?No?No
NoMachine NXYesYesYesYesYesYesExpectedExpectedYesNoNoYesYesYesNoExpected
Open Text Exceed onDemandYesYesNoYesYesYes?Yes??NoNoYesNoNoNo
Oracle Secure Global Desktop Software/Sun VDI?Yes?Yes?Yes?Yes??Yes??No?No
Proxy NetworksYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYes??NoNoNoNo?No
QVDNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNo
rdesktopYes[28]Yes[29]?YesYes[30]Yes?Yes??Yes??No?No
RealVNC FreeYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes??YesYesYesNo?No
RealVNC PersonalYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNo??YesYesYesNo?No
RealVNC EnterpriseYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNo??YesYesYesNo?No
RadminYesYes[31]?No?Yes[32]?No??NoNoNoNo?No
Remote Desktop Services/Terminal ServicesYesYesNoYes[33]Yes[30]YesNoYes???YesYesNo?Yes[34]
Remote Graphics Software (RGS)NoYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo?Yes
Remote UtilitiesYesYes?No?Yes[32]?No??NoYes[35]Yes[36]No?No
RHUB TurboMeetingYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
ScreenConnectYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNo
SSH with X forwarding?Yes[37]?Yes[37]?Yes?Yes??No?YesNo?No
Splashtop RemoteYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
Sun Ray/SRSS?Yes?No?Yes?No??YesNoNoNo?No
Sub7?No?No?No?No??Yes??No?No
Symantec pcAnywhere?Yes?Yes?Yes?No??Yes??Yes?Yes
TeamViewerYesYesYesYesYesYes?No??YesYes[38][39]Yes[40]No?No
TechinlineYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
TightVNCYesYesNoYes[41]Yes[42]Yes[42]Yes[42]Yes[42]NoNoYesYes?No?No
TigerVNCYesYesNoYesYesYesYes [43]Yes [43]NoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Timbuktu?Yes?Yes?No?No??No??No?No
TurboVNCNoYesNoYes[44]YesYesYes[43]Yes[43]NoNoYes[45]NoNoNoNoNo
Ulteo Open Virtual DesktopYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNo
UltraVNCYesYes[46]?No?No?No??Yes??No?No
WebEx?Yes?Yes?Yes?No??Yes?YesYes?No
WebTrain?Yes?No?No?No??N/A??No?No
XDMCP?No?YesYesYesYesYes??No??No?No
xpraYes[47]Yes[48]No[48][49]YesYesYesYesYes??NoNoNoNo?No
X11vncNoYesYesYesYesYes?Yes??Yes??No?No
x2vnc?Yes[50]?Yes?Yes?Yes??No??No?No
x2x?Yes[50]?Yes?Yes?Yes??No??No?No
SoftwareServer: 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: FreeBSDClient: FreeBSDServer: OS/2 eComStationClient: OS/2 eComStationClient: Java

Java viewer

Client: Android

Android

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

Windows

Client: Windows Mobile

Windows

Features[edit]

SoftwareClient/server/listeningBuilt-in encryption

Native encryption

File transfer

File transfer

Audio support

Audio support

Multiple sessions

Multiple SessionsMultiple sessions

Seamless windowRemote assistanceAccess permission requestNAT passthroughIPv6 supportMaximum simultaneous connectionsVideo3DDrag and drop file transferMultiple passwords for remote access
2X SoftwareClient & serverSSL, TLSYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesConcurrent userYesYesYes?
AetherPalClient & serverSSL, TLSYesNoYesYesYesYesYes?Unlimited????
AnyDeskClient & serverSSL, TLSYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoUnlimited (charged)YesNoNoNo
Anyplace ControlClient & serverRC4, RSAYesExpectedYesYesYesYesYes?Unlimited????
AnywhereTSClient onlySSL, TLSYesYesYesNo?????????
AppliDisClient & serverYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoUnlimitedYesYesNoNo
Apple Remote DesktopClient & serverAES-128YesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesUnlimited????
Apple Screen Sharing (iChat)Client & serverAES-256NoNoYesNo???YesUnlimited????
BeAnywhere Support ExpressClient & serverSSL, TLS, AESYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoUnlimitedNoNo??
BomgarClient, server, & listeningSSL, AES-256YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesUnlimited????
Cendio ThinLincClient & serverSSHYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes[51]UnlimitedYesVirtualGL??
Chicken of the VNCClient onlyNoNoNoNoNo????Unlimited????
Chrome Remote DesktopClient & serverSSL, TLSNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesUnlimitedYes???
Citrix XenAppClient & serverSSL, TLSYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesUnlimitedYesYes??
CrossloopClient & serverYesYesNoNoNo?????????
EchoVNCClient & serverYesYesNoYesNo????Unlimited????
Ericom PowerTerm WebConnectClient & serverYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes1,000+ per serverYesYes??
Ericom BlazeClient & serverYesYesYesYesYesNoNANoYes200+ per serverYesYes??
Fog Creek CopilotClient & serverSSLYesNoNoNo?????????
FreeRDPClient & serverYesYesYesYesYes????UnlimitedYesYes??
GO-GlobalClient & serverSSL, DES-56, DES-168, AES-256YesYesYesYes?????????
GoToMyPC ?YesYesYes??YesYes???????
FreeNXClient & serverAESYesYesYesYes?????????
HOB HOBLink JWTClient onlySSL, TLSYesYesYesYes?????????
HOB HOBLink UWTClient onlySSL, TLSYesYesYesYes?????????
HOB HOB MacGateServer onlySSL, TLSNoNoNoNo?????????
I'm InTouchWeb Client & Win serverSSL, AES-256YesYesYesNo?????????
iTALCClient & serverSSHNoNoYesNoYesNo?NoUnlimitedYesNoNoToken-Based
IBM Director Remote ControlClient & serverAES, Triple DES, DESYesNoYesNo?????????
KRDCClient onlyNoNoYesYesYes?????????
LogMeInPro only??????????????
Mac HelpMateClient & ServerAES-128NoNoYesNo?????????
MikogoClient & server[52]AES-256YesNoYes[53]No?????????
NetSupport ManagerClient & serverYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoUnlimitedYesYes??
NetviewerClient & ServerAES-128YesYesYesNoYesYes[54]???????
NoMachine NXClient & serverSSL, SSHYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesUnlimitedYesVirtualGLYesYes
Open Text Exceed onDemandClient & serverSSL, SSHYesNoYesYes?????????
Oracle Secure Global Desktop Software/Sun VDIClient & serverSSL, TLS (AES-256)YesYesYesYes?????????
Proxy NetworksClient, server, & gatewaySSL, AES-256YesNoYesYesYesYesYes, clientYes?????
QVD FreeClient&ServerSSLYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesUnlimitedExpectedNoYesNo
rdesktopClient onlyYesYesYesYesYes[55]???Yes?????
RealVNC FreeClient, server, & listeningNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYes, using listening modeNoUnlimited????
RealVNC PersonalClient, server, & listeningAES-128YesNoYesNoYesYesYes, using listening modeYesUnlimited????
RealVNC EnterpriseClient, server, & listeningAES-256YesNoYesNoYesYesYes, using listening modeYesUnlimited????
RadminClient & serverAES-256YesYes[56]YesYesYes[57]Yes[58]No??????
Remote Desktop Services/Terminal ServicesClient & serverYesYesYesYes[59]Yes[60]Yes[61]Yes[62]YesYesSingle connectionYesYes??
Remote Graphics SoftwareClient & serverYesYesYesYesYes?Yes?NoUnlimitedYesYes??
Remote UtilitiesClient, server, & listeningAES-256YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesUnlimited??Yes[63]?
RHUB TurboMeetingClient, server, & listeningSSLYesYesYesYesYesNoYes?UnlimitedYesNo??
ScreenConnectClient & serverAES-256YesYesYesYesYesYesYes????Yes?
SSH with X forwardingClient & serverYesNoNoYes[64]Yes??Yes, clientYes[65]?????
Splashtop RemoteClient & serverYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesUnlimitedYesYes??
Sun Ray/SRSSClient, server, & hardwareYesNoYesYesNo?????????
Sub7Client & serverNoNoNoNoNo?????????
Symantec pcAnywhereClient & serverAES-256YesNoYesNo???No?????
TeamViewerClient & serverAES-256YesYes[66]YesYesYesYesYes, client & serverYes2Yes?Yes?
TechinlineClient & serverYesYesNoYes?YesYesYes?1 or unlimited????
TightVNCClient, server, & listeningSSH (Unix client only)YesNoYesNoYesYesYes, using Listening mode?Unlimited??No?
TigerVNCClient, server, & listeningSSL, TLSNoNoYesNoNoNoYes, using Listening modeYesUnlimitedYes???
TimbuktuClient & serverYesYesNoYesNo?????????
TurboVNCClient, server, & listeningNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYes, using Listening modeYesUnlimitedYesVirtualGL??
Ulteo Open Virtual DesktopClient & serverYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoUnlimitedYesNoNoNo
UltraVNCClient & serverWith pluginYesNoYesPartial[67]????Unlimited????
WebExClient & serverYesYesYesYesNoYesYes???Yes???
WebTrainClient & serverSSL, TLSYesYesYesNo?????????
XDMCPClient & serverNoNoNoYesNo?????????
xpraClient & serverSSHNoYes[68]YesYes[69]NoNoNoYes?????
X11vncServer onlySSLYesNoYesNoYes??YesUnlimited????
x2vncClient onlyNoNoNoYesN/A????Unlimited????
x2xClient onlyYes[70]NoNoYesN/A?????????
SoftwareClient/server/listeningBuilt-in encryption

Native encryption

File transfer

File Transfer

Audio support

Audio Support

Multiple sessions

Multiple SessionsMultiple Sessions

Seamless windowRemote assistanceAccess permission requestNAT passthroughIPv6 supportMaximum simultaneous connectionsVideo3DDrag and drop file transferMultiple passwords for remote access

Terminology[edit]

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

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. ^ http://www.remoteutilities.com/download/mobile.php
  36. ^ http://www.remoteutilities.com/download/mobile.php
  37. ^ 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
  38. ^ "TeamViewer client app for mobile devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android)". Teamviewer.com. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  39. ^ "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. 
  40. ^ "TeamViewer app for mobile devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android)". Teamviewer.com. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  41. ^ as X application, 1.3.x version only "MacPorts tightvnc Portfile". Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  42. ^ a b c d 1.3.x version only "Download TightVNC (Previous Versions)". Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  43. ^ a b c d Requires installation from source
  44. ^ Bundled Java application that uses libjpeg-turbo native library for accelerated JPEG decompression. Refer to the User's Guide for TurboVNC
  45. ^ Can use libjpeg-turbo through JNI to accelerate JPEG decompression. Refer to the User's Guide for TurboVNC
  46. ^ UltraVNC v1.0.4 RC4 (BETA) claims "Greatly improved Vista support" as of October 1, 2007 (See UltraVnc Vista Support.)
  47. ^ requires Cygwin and installation from source
  48. ^ a b Apple Mac OS X support is not currently in the mainline repository, but is available in the source snapshots.
  49. ^ only X11 applications could be exported, not native Mac OS X applications. Requires source code modifications as the default source turns off the feature.
  50. ^ a b Third-party software required; Microsoft Windows does not include support for the X Window System.
  51. ^ Only when host names are used
  52. ^ Connections are centrally negotiated via Mikogo server
  53. ^ Up to ten participants
  54. ^ 8 simultaneously
  55. ^ With the addition of SeamlessRDP
  56. ^ 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
  57. ^ Assistance mode only. User is always able to view your activities.
  58. ^ Depending on parameters. Requests can be turned off on server side.
  59. ^ 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.
  60. ^ Provided the server is running Windows 2008 or later.
  61. ^ Assistance mode uses a separate client named MSRA (Microsoft Remote Assistance). Remote user must approve your access in assistance mode.
  62. ^ Access approval is always requested in assistance mode and never in remote access mode.
  63. ^ http://www.remoteutilities.com/product/features/drag-n-drop.php
  64. ^ No sessions at all, just individual windows. However you can use Xnest if you want.
  65. ^ OpenSSH supports IPv6 and IPv6 forwarding, see it's manual page
  66. ^ Teamviewer Support says they do not support remote audio but do have audio/video conference
  67. ^ 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".
  68. ^ Via PulseAudio which is very network intensive
  69. ^ Only for X sessions
  70. ^ Can be used over SSH session