TightVNC is an improved version of VNC, great free remote-desktop tool. The improvements include bandwidth-friendly "Tight" encoding, file transfers in the Windows version, enhanced GUI, many bugfixes, and more.
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Relatively speaking, this is the best remote desktop tool I've found so far! I just wanted something to remote into my linux fedora machine in our room upstairs from my downstairs windows machine (wife sleeps later than I do). I tried teamviewer and it worked fine for a couple of months, then I couldn't connect. I read some reviews that had me worried they might try to accuse me of using their software for commercial purposes (nope), but at the very least I wasn't so sure if I wanted them to monitor me so closely. I then tried google remote desktop. Every few minutes I had to run up to my fedora machine and let google know I didn't want to get kicked off. Booted that. There have been a couple of minor annoyances with tightvnc. I had to disable encryption to get it to work, no biggie since there is only the two computers on my home network and I'm behind my router and a switch. Also I couldn't type some characters in from my windows machine - ex: ) and (. Again, easy enough to get by. I would just run upstairs and type in what I wanted,then copy the characters and paste them if I needed to use them again.