Best VNC Viewer Clients For Linux


Remote management of Linux servers or clients can be done in different ways. One way is using ssh . But ssh do not provide GUI directly or if we need the GUI application to stay open even we terminate the connection to the remote system. VNC is a defacto remote desktop protocol for Linux. In this tutorial, we will look at VNC Viewer or Clients for Linux operating system. For server-side VNC server installation look following tutorial.

How To Install and Setup VNC Server On Linux

Vinagre

Vinagre is a remote desktop viewer especially developed for GNOME Desktop. It can support different types of protocols with its plugin feature. Current plugins exit for VNC and SSH.

  • Supports VNC, SSH, RDP
  • Screen scaling
  • SSH Tunneling
  • Bookmarks for easy and fast access
Vinagre
Vinagre

KRDC

Krdc is provided by KDE Desktop. It uses Qt library for GUI.

  • Supports VNC, RDP
  • Integration with Kwallet for password sharing
  • Screen scaling
  • Bookmarks to easy and fast access
  • History to list previous connections
KRDC
KRDC

RealVNC or Xvnc4viewer

RealVNC is very popular both Server and Client VNC. It has also cross-platform support where we can use it for Windows too. It is named as Xvnc4viewer in Linux distributions. It uses CLI for connection. After the connection is established the VNC console is started. RealVNC may have a license fee.

  • Less features than others
  • Screen scaling
RealVNC or Xvnc4viewer
RealVNC or Xvnc4viewer

TightVNC Viewer or xtightvncviewer

TightVNC is the most popular VNC Server and Client. It s opensource and free. It has a similar interface like RealVNC. We need to run xgithvncviewer from the command line.

  • Less features than others
  • Screen scaling
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SSVNC

SSVNC describes itself as Enhanced TightVNC viewer. It is developed with Java and can run platforms like MacOS and Windows too. It has a builtin feature to use Stunnel.

  • Encrypted Connections
  • Stunnel Support
  • Ssh Tunnel Support
SSVNC
SSVNC

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