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I have been looking for a fast, well supported VNC or remote desktop application to view my windows machine desktop from my ubuntu laptop. Any suggestions for me?

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu. Please, could you put some of your time to read – Sylvain Pineau Mar 25 '14 at 16:08

You can use the default VNC client for Ubuntu: Remmina

Just type VNC or remmina in the dash to start it:

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Note: It's installed by default since 12.04.

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I've always used KRDC. It just works.

sudo apt-get install krdc
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The other suggestions didn't work on 14.04 LTS. This one is great. Thanks. – James Roth Dec 8 '15 at 18:16

Vinagre is now the default client in ubuntu. I had issues with remmina in fullscreen mode, vinagre works as a charm.

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No, vinagre is not the default per se. It depends on the desktop in use. It might be on Gnome and or Unity but it's not on KDE. – wie5Ooma Aug 4 '15 at 20:57
If you install ubuntu and not kubuntu/lubuntu/xubuntu/etc. , then it comes by default. – Yalok Iy Aug 16 '15 at 13:35

Best for me is TightVnc - java client to view remote desktop for any vnc server. You can download directly: or sudo apt-get install tightvnc and then jtightvncviewer - command line start

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