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I'm rather new to this software. I've heard of Synergy (Foss) before and was interested but forgot about it as I only have one computer so far. Yesterday, my friend reminded me when he used one to access his Minecraft server at his house (we're at a snowboard/skii resort) and I was thinking about doing this down the road with two or more rigs so now I'm wondering which one would be best. Any advice?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_remote_desktop_software

Was looking at this as it was updated this month.
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post #2 of 11
TeamViewer. Has an android app so you can control your PC with your phone. Or the regular app that lets you manage multiple PCs.

teamviewer.com

Screenie:

You log in to your PCs by double clicking

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Edited by Demented - 12/25/11 at 6:53am
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post #3 of 11
Splashtop. It's fast enough to play games on, runs on iOS/Android, and if you don't want to bother with managing dynamic or static IPs and port forwarding, you can simply configure the client to run by logging in with your Google account.

http://www.splashtop.com/
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post #4 of 11
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Splashtop seems promising. I can't access the Teamviewer site from the resort for some reason.
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Demented View Post

TeamViewer. Has an android app so you can control your PC with your phone. Or the regular app that lets you manage multiple PCs.
teamviewer.com
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You log in to your PCs by double clicking
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This, I use it all the time.
   
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post #6 of 11
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I was looking over the chart and it seems splashtop can't transfer files. Teamviewer and Remote Desktop Services (Microsoft) look like the top choices.
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post

I was looking over the chart and it seems splashtop can't transfer files. Teamviewer and Remote Desktop Services (Microsoft) look like the top choices.

You might want to ask about that. You shouldn't always trust Wikipedia but I'm pretty sure you're aware of that.

I skimmed through the wiki too and Splashtop Remote, TeamViewer, and Remote Desktop Services are my top three.

The only problem with Remote Desktop Services and Splashtop Remote is that they don't support Linux. I don't know if this is important to you though.
post #8 of 11
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You might want to ask about that. You shouldn't always trust Wikipedia but I'm pretty sure you're aware of that.
I skimmed through the wiki too and Splashtop Remote, TeamViewer, and Remote Desktop Services are my top three.
The only problem with Remote Desktop Services and Splashtop Remote is that they don't support Linux. I don't know if this is important to you though.

Then it looks like I'll be going with TeamViewer then. Thanks!
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post #9 of 11
http://www.crossloop.com/index.jsp

I use that to help family and such as it has a no brainer setup just to get in and do what I need to do, not sure if it can be used for what you're wanting to do...it might be a pay option or something? Haven't looked that much into it.
    
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post #10 of 11
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http://www.crossloop.com/index.jsp
I use that to help family and such as it has a no brainer setup just to get in and do what I need to do, not sure if it can be used for what you're wanting to do...it might be a pay option or something? Haven't looked that much into it.

Was looking for free but IIRC Crossloop is free. Look at the post above. I think TeamViewer is the best (since I do use Linux and it seems to have the most features for a free RDS).
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