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 versionLicenseFree for personal useFree for commercial use
2X SoftwareRDP2X SoftwareMarch 200611ProprietaryYes (Free Version)No
AetherPalProprietaryAetherPal Inc.?3.0ProprietaryNoNo
Anyplace ControlProprietaryAnyplace Control Software20025.4.0.0ProprietaryNoNo
AnywhereTSRDP, ICAQzone?3.4BSDYesYes
Apple Remote DesktopRFB(VNC)Apple20023.7.1[1]ProprietaryNoNo
Apple Screen Sharing (iChat)Proprietary, RFB(VNC)Apple??ProprietaryYesYes
BeAnywhereProprietaryBeAnywhere19965.35
Windows
Mac
Java
Android
ProprietaryYesYes
BomgarProprietaryBomgar200313.1ProprietaryNoNo
Cendio ThinLincRFB(VNC)Cendio AB20034.1.1ProprietaryYes[2]Yes[2]
Chicken of the VNCRFB(VNC)??2.0b4GPLYesYes
Chrome Remote DesktopChromotingGoogle20111.5BSDYesYes
Citrix XenAppRDP, ICACitrix Systems?6.5ProprietaryYesNo
Crossloop DEAD-2-1-14RFB(VNC)??2.82ProprietaryYesYes[3]
EchoVNCRFB(VNC)??2.40vGPLYesYes
Ericom PowerTerm WebConnectRDP, Telnet, Ericom Blaze, PCoIPEricom Software20045.80ProprietaryNoNo
Ericom BlazeRDPEricom Software20092.50ProprietaryNoNo
Fog Creek CopilotRFB(VNC)???ProprietaryNoNo
FreeRDPRDP??1.0Apache licenseYesYes
GO-GlobalProprietaryGraphOn??ProprietaryNoNo
GoToMyPCProprietaryCitrix Online20007.2ProprietaryNoNo
Goverlan Remote ControlProprietary, RDP, Citrix ICA, RFB(VNC)PJ Technologies, Inc.20097.01ProprietaryNoNo
FreeNXNX, RDP, RFB(VNC)Fabian Franz20040.7.3 (2008)GPLYesYes
HOB HOBLink JWTRDPHOB GmbH & Co. KG??ProprietaryNoNo
HOB HOBLink UWTRDPHOB GmbH & Co. KG??ProprietaryNoNo
HOB HOB MacGateRDPHOB GmbH & Co. KG??ProprietaryNoNo
I'm InTouchProprietaryCommunique?8.3ProprietaryNoNo
iTALCRFB(VNC)??2.0 (2011)GPLYesYes
IBM Director Remote ControlProprietaryIBM??ProprietaryNoNo
KRDCRFB(VNC), RDPTim Jansen, Urs Wolfer, a.o.20104.5.8[4]GPLYesYes
LogMeInProprietaryLogMeIn, Inc.??ProprietaryNoNo
Mac HelpMateRFB(VNC)???ProprietaryNoNo
MikogoProprietaryBeamYourScreen GmbH?4.3Freeware[5]YesNo
NComputingUser Extenstion Protocol (UXP)???Proprietary??
NetSupport ManagerProprietaryNetSupport Software198912.00ProprietaryNoNo
NetviewerProprietaryNetviewer AG??ProprietaryYesNo
NoMachine NXNXLuxembourg20034.0ProprietaryYesNo
OpenText Exceed onDemandProprietaryHummingbird19998.1ProprietaryNoNo
Oracle Secure Global Desktop Software/Sun VDIAIP???Proprietary??
Proxy NetworksProprietaryFunk Software Inc.1993v8.0.2ProprietaryNoNo
QVDNX and HTTPQindel2013v3.2GPLYesYes
rdesktopRDPMatthew Chapman20011.8.0GPLYesYes
RealVNC OpenRFB(VNC)RealVNC20024.1.3GPLYesYes
RealVNC FreeRFB(VNC)RealVNC20025.0.5ProprietaryYesNo
RealVNC PersonalRFB(VNC)RealVNC20025.0.5ProprietaryNoNo
RealVNC EnterpriseRFB(VNC)RealVNC20025.0.5ProprietaryNoNo
Radmin (Remote Administrator)ProprietaryFamatech Corp.19993.5ProprietaryNoNo
Remote Desktop ManagerRDP, ICA, RFB(VNC)Devolutions Inc.20069.0.11.0ProprietaryYes[6]Yes[6]
Remote Desktop Services/Terminal ServicesRDPMicrosoft1998RDP 8.0ProprietaryYes[7]?
Remote Graphics SoftwareProprietaryHewlett-Packard20036.0.3ProprietaryYes[8]Yes[9]
Remote UtilitiesProprietaryUsoris Systems20045.5ProprietaryYesTemplate:Yes- up to 10 PCs
RHUB TurboMeetingProprietaryRHUB Inc.20054.4.1ProprietaryNoNo
ScreenConnectProprietaryElsinore Technologies20084.1ProprietaryNoNo
SSH with X forwardingX11???BSDYesYes
Splashtop RemoteProprietarySplashtop Inc20101.5ProprietaryYesNo
Sun Ray/SRSSALP???Proprietary??
Sub7Proprietary{mobman} (Malware)??GPLYesYes
Symantec pcAnywhereProprietarySymantec Corporation?12.6.65ProprietaryNoNo
TeamViewerProprietaryTeamViewer GmbH2005Win: 8.0.22298;
MacOS: 8.0.20942;
Linux: 8.0.20931;
Android: 9.0.1555;
iOS: 9.0.10520[10]
ProprietaryYesNo
TeradiciPCoIPTeradici Corp.20072.0.4ProprietaryNoNo
TechinlineRDPTechinline Ltd.20061.6.3ProprietaryNoNo
ThincThincColumbia university??GPLYesYes
TigerVNCRFB(VNC)Red Hat, Cendio AB, The VirtualGL Project2009v1.3.0 - Jul 2013GPLYesYes
TightVNCRFB(VNC)Constantin Kaplinsky2001v2.7.10 - July 24, 2013GPLYesYes
TimbuktuProprietary???Proprietary??
TurboVNCRFB(VNC)The VirtualGL Project20041.2 - May 2013GPLYesYes
Ulteo Open Virtual DesktopRDPUlteo20093.0.4 Jul 2013GPLYesYes
UltraVNCRFB(VNC)?20051.1.9.3 (2013)GPLYesYes
VinagreRFB(VNC), SPICE, RDP, SSHThe GNOME Project20073.10[11] (2013)GPLYesYes
WebExProprietary???Proprietary??
WebTrainProprietary???Proprietary??
XDMCPX11Keith Packard1989Version 1.1MITYesYes
xpraBencode-basedNathaniel Smith2008v0.10.0 (2013) [12]GPLYesYes
X11vncRFB(VNC)Karl Runge?0.9.12[13]GPLYesYes
x2vncX11???BSDYesYes
x2xX11???BSDYesYes
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 eComStation

eComStation

Client: OS/2 eComStation

eComStation

Client: Java

Java viewer

Client: Android

Android

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

Windows

Client: Windows Mobile

Windows

2X SoftwareYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoYes
AetherPalYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYes
Apple Remote DesktopNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
BeAnywhereYesYesYesNo
Java only
NoNo
Java only
NoNo
Java only
NoNoYesYesNoNoNoNo
BomgarYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYes
Cendio ThinLincNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Citrix XenAppYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
Crossloop?Yes?Yes?No?No??NoNoNoNo?No
EchoVNC?Yes?No?Yes?No??No??No?No
Ericom PowerTerm WebConnectYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNo
Ericom BlazeYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Fog Creek Copilot?Yes?Yes?No?No??NoNoNoNo?No
FreeRDPYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNo
GO-Global?Yes?Yes?Yes?No??Yes??No?Yes
GoToMyPCYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYes
Goverlan Remote ControlYesYes?Yes?Yes?No??NoNoNoNo??
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[14]?No?No??NoYes [15]NoNo?No
NComputingYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Netsupport ManagerYesYesYesYesYesYes?Yes??YesYesYesNo?Yes
Netviewer?Yes?No?No?No??NoYes [16]?No?No
NoMachine NXYesYesYesYesYesYesExpectedExpectedYesNoNoYesExpectedNoNoExpected
Open Text Exceed onDemandYesYesNoYesYesYes?Yes??NoNoYesNoNoNo
Oracle Secure Global Desktop Software/Sun VDI?Yes?Yes?Yes?Yes??Yes??No?No
Proxy NetworksYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYes??NoNoNoNo?No
QVDNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNo?NoYesYesNoNoNoNo
rdesktopYes[17]Yes[18]?YesYes[19]Yes?Yes??Yes??No?No
RealVNC FreeYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes??YesYesYesNo?No
RealVNC PersonalYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNo??YesYesYesNo?No
RealVNC EnterpriseYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNo??YesYesYesNo?No
RadminYesYes[20]?No?Yes[21]?No??NoNoNoNo?No
Remote Desktop Services/Terminal ServicesYesYesNoYes[22]Yes[19]YesNoYes???YesYesNo?Yes[23]
Remote Graphics Software?YesNoNoYesYes?????????Yes
Remote UtilitiesYesYes?No?Yes[21]?No??NoNoNoNo?No
RHUB TurboMeetingYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
ScreenConnectYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNo
SSH with X forwarding?Yes[24]?Yes[24]?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[25][26]Yes[27]No?No
TechinlineYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
TightVNCYesYesNoYes[28]Yes[29]Yes[29]Yes[29]Yes[29]NoNoYesYes?No?No
TigerVNCYesYesNoYesYesYesYes [30]Yes [30]NoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Timbuktu?Yes?Yes?No?No??No??No?No
TurboVNCNoYesNoYes[31]YesYesYes[30]Yes[30]NoNoYes[32]NoNoNoNoNo
Ulteo Open Virtual DesktopYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNo
UltraVNCYesYes[33]?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[34]Yes[35]No[35][36]YesYesYesYesYes??NoNoNoNo?No
X11vncNoYesYesYesYesYes?Yes??Yes??No?No
x2vnc?Yes[37]?Yes?Yes?Yes??No??No?No
x2x?Yes[37]?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 eComStation

eComStation

Client: OS/2 eComStation

eComStation

Client: 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
/listening
Built-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 userYesYes??
AetherPalClient & serverSSL, TLSYesNoYesYesYesYesYes?Unlimited????
BeAnywhereClient & serverSSL, TLS, AESYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoUnlimitedNoNo??
Anyplace ControlClient & serverRC4, RSAYesExpectedYesYesYesYesYes?Unlimited????
AnywhereTSClient onlySSL, TLSYesYesYesNo?????????
Apple Remote DesktopClient & serverAES-128YesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesUnlimited????
Apple Screen Sharing (iChat)Client & serverAES-256NoNoYesNo???YesUnlimited????
BomgarClient, server, & listeningSSL, AES-256YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesUnlimited????
Cendio ThinLincClient & serverSSHYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes[38]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???????
Goverlan Remote ControlClient & serverRC4YesNoYesYesYesYesNo??????
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 & serverSSHNoNoYesNo?????????
IBM Director Remote ControlClient & serverAES, Triple DES, DESYesNoYesNo?????????
KRDCClient onlyNoNoYesYesYes?????????
Mac HelpMateClient & ServerAES-128NoNoYesNo?????????
MikogoClient & server[39]AES-256YesNoYes[40]No?????????
NetSupport ManagerClient & serverYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoUnlimitedYesYes??
NetviewerClient & ServerAES-128YesYesYesNoYesYes[41]???????
NoMachine NXClient & serverSSL, SSHYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesUnlimitedYesVirtualGLExpectedExpected
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 FreeServer onlySSL?Yes???????????
rdesktopClient onlyYesYesYesYesYes[42]???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[43]YesYesYes[44]Yes[45]No??????
Remote Desktop Services/Terminal ServicesClient & serverYesYesYesYes[46]Yes[47]Yes[48]Yes[49]YesYesUnlimitedYesYes??
Remote Graphics SoftwareClient & serverYesYesYesYesYes?Yes?NoUnlimitedYesYes??
Remote UtilitiesClient, server, & listeningAES-256YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesUnlimited????
RHUB TurboMeetingClient, server, & listeningSSLYesYesYesYesYesNoYes?UnlimitedYesNo??
ScreenConnectClient & serverAES-256YesYesYesYesYesYesYes??????
SSH with X forwardingClient & serverYesNoNoYes[50]Yes??Yes, clientYes[51]?????
Splashtop RemoteClient & serverYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesUnlimitedYesYes??
Sun Ray/SRSSClient, server, & hardwareYesNoYesYesNo?????????
Sub7Client & serverNoNoNoNoNo?????????
Symantec pcAnywhereClient & serverAES-256YesNoYesNo???No?????
TeamViewerClient & serverAES-256YesYes[52]YesYesYesYesYes, client & server?2Yes?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 & serverYesYesYesYesYes??Yes?Unlimited????
UltraVNCClient & serverWith pluginYesNoYesPartial[53]????Unlimited????
WebExClient & serverYesYesYesYesNoYesYes???Yes???
WebTrainClient & serverSSL, TLSYesYesYesNo?????????
XDMCPClient & serverNoNoNoYesNo?????????
xpraClient & serverSSHNoYes[54]YesYes[55]NoNoNoYes?????
X11vncServer onlySSLYesNoYesNoYes??YesUnlimited????
x2vncClient onlyNoNoNoYesN/A????Unlimited????
x2xClient onlyYes[56]NoNoYesN/A?????????
SoftwareClient/server
/listening
Built-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. ^ Apple Remote Desktop on the Mac App Store
  2. ^ a b Free use limited to 10 concurrent users
  3. ^ 7 day trial - $9.95month or $69.50
  4. ^ Since 2010 Krdc has been integrated with the KDE desktop manager.
  5. ^ Free for personal use, not free software (See: Gratis versus Libre)
  6. ^ a b Free standard edition, paid enterprise Edition
  7. ^ Admin-mode is available for servers & workstations without additional licensing, in TS-mode a separate license is required.
  8. ^ Receiver is a free download www.hp.com/go/rgs. Sender is free on HP Z Workstations.
  9. ^ Receiver is a free download at www.hp.com/go/rgs. Sender is free on HP Z Workstations.
  10. ^ "TeamViewer overview". GetApp. 
  11. ^ "Vinagre releases". Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  12. ^ xpra source code archive
  13. ^ x11vnc download site
  14. ^ Some features are Windows-only
  15. ^ Available to view a remote desktop from your Android device (See:Mobile Download)
  16. ^ "Netviewer Meet Mobile Netviewer AG)". play.google.com. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  17. ^ run XDMCP under Cygwin on Win32 host to service rdesktop clients
  18. ^ "rdesktop 1.6 windows port". 40in.2g0.ru. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  19. ^ a b XDPxrdp: An open source remote desktop protocol(rdp) server, http://xrdp.sourceforge.net/
  20. ^ Since version 3.2 (released 2008-04-25) supports MS Windows Vista (SP1), XP, 200X (32 and 64-bit editions).
  21. ^ a b Runs under Wine.
  22. ^ 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/
  23. ^ Windows Mobile Remote Desktop is an optional part of WM 6.1 (See: Mobile Views Blog and PdaPhoneHome)
  24. ^ 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
  25. ^ "TeamViewer client app for mobile devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android)". Teamviewer.com. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  26. ^ "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. 
  27. ^ "TeamViewer app for mobile devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android)". Teamviewer.com. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  28. ^ as X application, 1.3.x version only "MacPorts tightvnc Portfile". Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  29. ^ a b c d 1.3.x version only "Download TightVNC (Previous Versions)". Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  30. ^ a b c d Requires installation from source
  31. ^ Bundled Java application that uses libjpeg-turbo native library for accelerated JPEG decompression. Refer to the User's Guide for TurboVNC 1.2
  32. ^ Can use libjpeg-turbo through JNI to accelerate JPEG decompression. Refer to the User's Guide for TurboVNC 1.2
  33. ^ UltraVNC v1.0.4 RC4 (BETA) claims "Greatly improved Vista support" as of October 1, 2007 (See UltraVnc Vista Support.)
  34. ^ requires Cygwin and installation from source
  35. ^ a b Apple Mac OS X support is not currently in the mainline repository, but is available in the source snapshots.
  36. ^ only X11 applications could be exported, not native Mac OS X applications. Requires source code modifications as the default source turns off the feature.
  37. ^ a b Third-party software required; Microsoft Windows does not include support for the X Window System.
  38. ^ Only when host names are used
  39. ^ Connections are centrally negotiated via Mikogo server
  40. ^ Up to ten participants
  41. ^ 8 simultaneously
  42. ^ With the addition of SeamlessRDP
  43. ^ 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
  44. ^ Assistance mode only. User is always able to view your activities.
  45. ^ Depending on parameters. Requests can be turned off on server side.
  46. ^ 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.
  47. ^ Provided the server is running Windows 2008 or later.
  48. ^ Assistance mode uses a separate client named MSRA (Microsoft Remote Assistance). Remote user must approve your access in assistance mode.
  49. ^ Access approval is always requested in assistance mode and never in remote access mode.
  50. ^ No sessions at all, just individual windows. However you can use Xnest if you want.
  51. ^ OpenSSH supports IPv6 and IPv6 forwarding, see it's manual page
  52. ^ Teamviewer Support says they do not support remote audio but do have audio/video conference
  53. ^ 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".
  54. ^ Via PulseAudio which is very network intensive
  55. ^ Only for X sessions
  56. ^ Can be used over SSH session