5 applications to remotely connect to your desktop - part two

remote desktop

Today we will give continuity to an article that we shared a few days ago in which we gave recommendation of some utilities to be able to connect remotely to your computers or towards others.

This time thanks to the comments and recommendations of other tools that I have received, we are going to share with you some others of these tools for remote desktop connections.

No Machine

No Machine

No Machine is a free multi-platform remote desktop tool which allows you to configure a remote desktop server on your computer using the NX video protocol which the client can use to connect to the server from anywhere in the world.

The protocol NX provides very fast X11 remote connections, allowing users to access remote Linux or Unix desktops even under slow connections such as those made with a modem.

NX performs direct compression of the X11 protocol, allowing for higher efficiency than VNC. The information is sent via SSH, so all the information that is exchanged between the server and the client is encrypted.

The client that connects to the NX server is considered a thin client.



KRDC is a native remote desktop client for the KDE desktop environment. This is a small and simple software to carry out the essential task of remote desktop connection.

Despite that does not provide many features in relation to others described above, still the system can be accessed remotely with speed using RDP or VNC protocol.



X2Go is an open source software for remote desktops on Linux that uses the NX protocol like NoMachine Technology.

This application gives remote access to GUI or remote desktop. It can also be used to access the remote Windows desktop.

Provides secure remote sessions via ssh. The server package has to be installed on a Linux host. Some Linux desktops may require alternative methods to ensure compatibility. The client packages can be run on Linux, OS X, or Windows.

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop is a remote desktop software developed by Google which allows a user to remotely control another computer through a proprietary protocol developed by unofficial Google called "Chromoting".

Transmits keyboard and mouse events from one computer to another, transmitting the graphic display updates back in the other direction, through a network.

Chrome Remote Desktop requires the use of Google Chrome, along with the installation of an extension from the Chrome Web Store.

Chrome Remote Desktop supports a remote assistance mode, allowing the user to control someone else's computer (usually to diagnose or fix a problem), as well as a remote desktop so that a user can connect to another of their own machines remotely.

While remote assistance input Via PIN passwords is available for systems with Windows, Mac, iOS, Android or Linux operating systems, Remote desktop functionality is supported on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems with Linux support in beta.


Often, control of the system administrator or access server via SSH within a terminal may be sufficient.

Actually, the administrator does not need anything elseexcept for terminal installation, control, testing or accessing the system.

But if you need a graphical user interface tool to access a remote desktop, then X11 Window Forwarding is the best option.

To use this feature, you do not need to install any software, just enable SSH configuration file forwarding.

This remote desktop client is a bit difficult for newbies to apply compared to the others mentioned above. But this is a great tool to use.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *



  1. Responsible for the data: Miguel Ángel Gatón
  2. Purpose of the data: Control SPAM, comment management.
  3. Legitimation: Your consent
  4. Communication of the data: The data will not be communicated to third parties except by legal obligation.
  5. Data storage: Database hosted by Occentus Networks (EU)
  6. Rights: At any time you can limit, recover and delete your information.

  1.   an unhappy user said

    of the almost 11 that have shown they were missing anydesk, it is similar to teamviewer but lighter in the executable size, and it can be run without having to install it ... the only con is that the linux version is more outdated than the rest, although they all keep them very updateable

  2.   Lord said

    I would like you to do a tutorial where you explain how to use the X11 Window method
    I've searched a lot but can't find anything that is truly concise.