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I want to remote control my Ubuntu from another Ubuntu. I need to have audio support and fast connection with the ability to issue shortcut keys, clipboard copy and use language switching.

I've heard about:

VNC
VNC + SSH Tunnelling
NX Server, free edition
FreeNX
NeatX
X2Go
X11 Forwarding over SSH
xrdp
x11rdp
LTSP
x11vnc

What I have tried so far:

VNC (SLOW)
VNC + SSH Tunnelling (SAME AS ABOVE)
NX Server, free edition 
FreeNX (LIMITATIONS -3 users - resolution...)
NeatX
X2Go
X11 Forwarding over SSH
xrdp (AUDIO SUPPORT - COMPLEX DEPLOYMENT)
x11rdp (AUDIO SUPPORT - COMPLEX DEPLOYMENT)
LTSP
x11vnc (AUDIO SUPPORT - COMPLEX DEPLOYMENT)

The solutions in What free Remote Desktop (server) solutions are there? do not answer my needs.

Note: Ubuntu may be going to remove xorg implementation in the next release (14.04 LTS) so we will not have the option of x server forwarding. I am developing Android applications and the Android emulator I use cannot run in xrdp. I can only start it with vnc. So I suffer from switching from xrdp to vnc all day.

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For me, the best solution for remote controlling another desktop PC is Team viewer. It performs very fast, and it's cross-platform. It even works on android!

  • Teamviewer does not work in offline local network. Besides I can't allow teamviewer company to see my companies screens for free! thanks for your answer – kamil Feb 13 '14 at 9:45
  • You did not mention local network, although I think it works even on local networks. And, if you don't have internet connection, you don't have to worry about your screens being sent to teamviewer company. – Dusan Milosevic Feb 13 '14 at 9:52
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  • I will try it honestly – kamil Feb 13 '14 at 10:01
  • Ok, if it works, please mark this question as answered. – Dusan Milosevic Feb 13 '14 at 10:11
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The Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS came pre-installed with Remmina that use the RDP - Remote Desktop Protocol, then it connect with Microsoft Windows OS too.

It setup is full feature and tweaks.

Beyond it have SFTP, SSH and VNC as alternative protocols.

  • I am talking on how to remote from windows to ubuntu – kamil Nov 22 '14 at 16:50
  • Sorry, but you said: "I want to remote control my ubuntu from another ubuntu". So, in this case, the TeamViewer is a good paid solution, because it use the RDP protocol, not only the VNC protocol. – Fernando Santucci Nov 23 '14 at 4:25
  • teamviewer is free for personal use. It doesn't use RDP! it has its own protocol – kamil Nov 24 '14 at 7:29

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