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Windows 7: What is best free remote desktop application?

26 Jul 2010   #1
letsdoamazing

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
What is best free remote desktop application?

TeamViewer, TightVNC, VNCFree, etc.

Which one would be the best for home use? Anyone used any of that software?


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26 Jul 2010   #2
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I'd go with Ultra VNC
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26 Jul 2010   #3
letsdoamazing

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Is that limited use? A trial?
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26 Jul 2010   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

If all the computers are on the same LAN, I would go with RDP it is built in.
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26 Jul 2010   #5
antharr

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Logmein Free is pretty good.
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26 Jul 2010   #6
SantosLHalper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I'll second UltraVNC, and it's free.
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26 Jul 2010   #7
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I personally use Teamviewer, so I can get on my computer from my phone without much a hassle.
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26 Jul 2010   #8
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by letsdoamazing View Post
TeamViewer, TightVNC, VNCFree, etc.

Which one would be the best for home use? Anyone used any of that software?
One of the companies I worked for (2006-2009) used UltraVNC because it was free. I can confirm that UltraVNC is the worst piece of software that I have ever used in my life.

I much preferred DameWare over UltraVNC.
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27 Jul 2010   #9
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

It depends what you want to use it for. I use VNC quite a bit in my work to access remote servers from my home or office and it works fine for that as I am on the same network (office) or VPN (home). Of course each machine I need to access has been configured with the VNC server running.

For providing remote assistance to friends/family (especially those that are not too computer savvy) I prefer TeamViewer because I just need to have them download it and run it, no setup for them to do. Also, TeamViewer has a chat function so we can talk as I provide remote assistance.
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27 Jul 2010   #10
letsdoamazing

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for all the suggestions!

My next question is, I need to access my home computer when I am on vacation. I wont be able to access Team viewer at home. Is the there a piece of software that will allow me to tap in to my home connection without anyone at that computer?
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