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Author Topic: LINUX: Remmina - superb remote access client  (Read 3396 times)

40hz

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LINUX: Remmina - superb remote access client
« on: August 30, 2013, 01:27:26 PM »
Remmina! My current favorite multiprotocol remote desktop client, regardless of platform. Especially useful if you're primarily a Linux user that needs a reliable desktop client for accessing remote Windows servers. IMHO, Remmina works even better in that capacity than Microsoft's own RDP client.

Homepage here.

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About the Remmina Project

Remmina is a remote desktop client written in GTK+, aiming to be useful for system administrators and travellers, who need to work with lots of remote computers in front of either large monitors or tiny netbooks. Remmina supports multiple network protocols in an integrated and consistent user interface. Currently RDP, VNC, NX, XDMCP and SSH are supported.

Remmina is released in separated source packages:

    
  • "remmina", the main GTK+ application
  • "remmina-plugins", a set of plugins

Remmina is free and open-source software, released under GNU GPL license.

Some screenshots:

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« Last Edit: August 31, 2013, 11:20:39 AM by 40hz »

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Re: Remmina - superb remote access client
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 02:18:34 PM »
Nice find.

In case any one wants to compare with the gnome and kde default ones:

* https://projects.gno...gre/screenshots.html
* http://www.kde.org/a...tions/internet/krdc/




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Re: Remmina - superb remote access client
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 03:54:50 PM »
IMHO, Remmina works even better in that capacity than Microsoft's own RDP client.

Challenge accepted... ;) :D

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Re: Remmina - superb remote access client
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2013, 05:28:50 PM »
Evidently Remmina uses the FreeRDP library, unlike most others which invoke rdesktop (which does it's own implementation).

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Re: Remmina - superb remote access client
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2013, 11:14:35 PM »
Evidently Remmina uses the FreeRDP library, unlike most others which invoke rdesktop (which does it's own implementation).

Is that good or bad?

Also, does Remmina (the client)  work on Windows as well as Linux?

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Re: Remmina - superb remote access client
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2013, 08:16:47 AM »
The software on SourceForge is intended for Linux (actually, anything except Windows). But for Windows Remote access clients I think that Terminals (free, accepting donations) is very capable.

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Re: LINUX: Remmina - superb remote access client
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2013, 01:20:58 PM »
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Is that good or bad?

Quote from wikipedia:

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FreeRDP was forked in 2009 from rdesktop with the aim of modularizing the code, addressing various issues, and implementing new features.

So presumably it will include bugfixes and new features compared to rdesktop-based stuff. That is good.
It is relatively new and many popular distro's might not include it in their repositories yet. That could be bad if you care about that. (but is a temporary situation)