Xpra: A persistent remote display client and server

Xpra: A useful open cross-platform remote desktop solution

Xpra: A useful open cross-platform remote desktop solution

Just as the Universe is immense, it is in full expansion, and in it countless similar and different objects are born, grow and die, likewise in the Linuxverse these characteristics occur. Since, after decades of existence, the field of free software, open source, GNU/Linux and more, has only grown (expanded). Giving rise to the existence of multiple free and open IT solutions (operating systems, programs, platforms and services), similar and different, for the benefit of many.

A good example of this could be, without a doubt, the many GNU/Linux distributions, browsers, websites, office suites and multimedia viewing and editing programs. However, the extensive list of alternatives in each category is extensive and growing. Just like every day, we have recorded here in DesdeLinux, and surely, on many other great websites in the Linuxverse. And as another example of this, today we will address in this publication, for the first time, an interesting software tool called Xpra. Which is one of many useful Remote Desktop alternatives for Linux and other operating systems.

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But, before starting to spread the word about this interesting and useful Remote Desktop alternative for Linux and other operating systems called «"Xpra", we recommend you explore the previous related post with apps from this same IT field, at the end of it:

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Xpra: A persistent remote display client and server

Xpra: A useful open cross-platform remote desktop solution

What is Xpra?

According to its developers in its Official website, «Xpra» It is a software development described as follows:

Xpra is an open source, cross-platform, persistent remote display client and server ideal for forwarding applications and desktop displays. Therefore, it is very useful for those cases in which you need to obtain or provide remote access to individual applications or entire desktops.

Therefore, the app Xpra is usually widely used for run programs usually located on a remote host, direct its visualization to a local machine, and if necessary, subsequently disconnect from these programs to reconnect from the same initial machine or any other, without losing its current operating state. And the best of all is that since Xpra se can use to forward entire desktops (from Linux computers with X11, MS Windows or Mac OS X), forward sound services, the clipboard and even the printing service.

Another important fact is that, Xpra is very flexible and versatile in its operation. It can be used graphically (GUI) and by Terminal (CLI). It also allows sessions to be accessed via SSH connections or password protected via simple TCP sockets with or without SSL. And till allow use reasonably slow links, since its programming is focused on it being able to adapt to the changing network bandwidth restrictions.

Features

Features

Among its main technical characteristics are the following:

  1. Includes a built-in HTML5 client, and support for IPv6, SSL, tracking of existing screens, desktop mode.
  2. It offers hardware acceleration, multi-user support, GUI tools, and many other useful settings and options.
  3. Allows keyboard and clipboard synchronization; in addition to printers, the cursor, sound, the system tray and notification forwarding.

Currently, It is available in most Distribution repositories better known and used, although probably in a version like number 3.1.7. Therefore, it can be installed in the usual way in each of them. However, currently your latest version It is version 5.0.8, released this April 2024.

For download and trial, you can directly explore its download web section on GitHub or the next Direct Download link for each type of Distribution. While, to learn how to use it, its official online documentation. And if you wish, as usual, you can consult the fabulous Arch Linux Wiki for Xpra, or the following tutorials from: University of Cambridge - Michigan Technological University.

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Related article:
5 applications to remotely connect to your desktop - part two

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Summary

In short, we hope that many are remote desktop app called “Xpra” that we have made known today, will be very useful to you, especially at a professional and work level. Since, really, it is an ideal and versatile, open, efficient and multi-platform solution, to carry out this type of technological activities in many companies. And if you know of any other similar software tool for this objective, which we have not yet made known, we invite you to mention it via comments. In such a way, to continue contributing to the dissemination and massification of everything related to the Linuxverse.

Lastly, remember visit our «homepage» en español. Or, in any other language (just by adding 2 letters to the end of our current URL, for example: ar, de, en, fr, ja, pt and ru, among many others) to find out more current content. Additionally, we invite you to join our Official Telegram channel to read and share more news, guides and tutorials from our website. And also, the next Alternative Telegram channel to learn more about the Linuxverse in general.


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