Best Remote Desktop Solutions

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Outside of GoToMyPC, what else is good?
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Haresh NikumbhSr. Tech leadCommented:
1) Team Viewer Remote desktop

2) LogMEin remote Desktop

my first preference would be Logmein.. cause it gives so many feature.. but little bit costly
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aadihCommented:
(1) LogMeIn.

(2) TightVNC.

(3) TeamViewer.

(4) Windows Remote Desktop Connection.

(5) UltraVNC.

Reference: < http://lifehacker.com/5080121/five-best-remote-desktop-tools >
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JD_SquarePegITCommented:
The best solution for Remote Access really depends on your needs.  If you will need to have access over the Internet to a private network, applications such as LogMeIn and Teamviewer are able to work without configuring port forwarding on your router or firewall.  Other solutions such at most VNC clients (TightVNC & others), Remote Desktop Connection (Windows only), or Screen Sharing (Mac only) will require you to configure port forwarding in order to access your computer outside of the internal network.
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Computer GuyAuthor Commented:
With goto my pc it changes my background theme when I log in. Is there a way to have it not do that?  Does log me in or transmitted viewer do that?
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Computer GuyAuthor Commented:
I am using LogMeIn on one of my laptops, since my screen resolution in 1366x768, and my host computer is 1920x1080, could that cause my computer to heat up and make that "hot hardware smell"?
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Eric AKA NetminderCommented:
I've used GoToMeeting a couple of times, but it's been a while. I've been using LogMeIn, though, for several years. My normal machine (this one) has dual monitors at 1600 px wide each and runs XP; my "on the road" machine is a Dell laptop is 1300px (nominally -- it's packed away) and runs Win 7. I've never had an issue with it that wasn't my fault (like forgetting to turn LogMeIn on on the XP machine). I've also never had any "hot hardware smell" from the laptop... and even if I did, there's nothing about LogMeIn that would cause it, because the laptop is simply looking (for all it knows) at a website.

LogMeIn doesn't change anything you don't tell it to change -- even the dual monitor view. It's kind of interesting, because I put LogMeIn on my stepdaughter's computer (she's 2,000 miles away and very much a beginning user), and I could open a notepad file on her computer and type a message into it, and then she could type into the document as well -- essentially, both of us were controlling the input.

I'm a big fan of it, even though I don't have to travel as much as I used to and I've gotten smart about using Google Docs on occasion.

If you're getting the "hot hardware smell", I'd consider getting one of those fan things that sits under the laptop. I'd put money on a ventilation situation.

Regards,

ep
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Computer GuyAuthor Commented:
Narrowing things down a little here:

1. Does the speed of things rely on the server of the company (TeamViewer, LogMeIn, etc) as well as my internet speed on host?

2. What is better, LogMeIn or GoToMyPC?

Thanks!
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Haresh NikumbhSr. Tech leadCommented:
I have not work on GoToMyPc.. but yes logmein works perfect even you have low bandwidth.
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Eric AKA NetminderCommented:
Does the speed of things rely on the server of the company (TeamViewer, LogMeIn, etc) as well as my internet speed on host?

Not sure about TeamViewer -- I've only used it (and only used the client, not the application) a couple of times.

But LogMeIn has virtually no impact on anything. I've manipulated spreadsheets remotely, browsed, used my email... about the only thing I haven't tried to use is an IM, and only because I've never had a reason to.

As to which is better... I have no opinion. I use LogMeIn because I've been using it for a while, and the free version is more than adequate to my needs, so I've never had a reason to try something else.

ep
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Eric AKA NetminderCommented:
I'm just curious. How is it that you ask which is better and get a laundry list from a Google Monkey who has never used any of the software and it gets awarded all the points, but the people who took the time to answer your follow-up questions, based on their real experience, get bumpkis -- without even the courtesy of a "thank you".

If you have a hard time getting answers to your questions in the future, remember this question, because you'll be able to review it and figure out why.

ep
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aadihCommented:
Moderator or Topic Advisor,

Please take points from me and give all to ericpete (as I do not care for points).

Food for thought:

Information, if it helps (in what is being sought) is valuable, no matter what the source.
Helpful information, if it is denied-- because of any reason -- is help denied.

With deep respect for "google monkey" as a valuable source of information -- daily -- in all facets of information, needed for living in today's world.

Also with respect for ericpete: Thanks, Regards, Love, Cheers. :-)
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Haresh NikumbhSr. Tech leadCommented:
@ericpete,

you are not the only one who has used LogMeIn solution,

Solution will be posted depend on the question asked by asker.. so stop calling replier as Google monkey..

and as per EE policy first answer should be rewarded all points if it asker select  same solution,

@Moderator you can give my 100000 points to ericpete as he has write big answer for short question.
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Eric AKA NetminderCommented:
aadih,

With respect, I have no use for your points; if I did, I would have asked the Moderators to intervene. I don't care how you provide "answers"; I care that the asker doesn't know how to evaluate the comments and awards points for some mysterious reason he chooses to not share.

There's no indication you've EVER used any software to remotely access a desktop; it's not even YOUR opinion you posted. You posted a laundry list, which anyone who can type google.com could have done. That doesn't help -- but I suppose if the Asker doesn't really want any help, then he deserves that kind of an answer.

takecoffe,

It looks like several posts were deleted by an Administrator as containing blind links. Is one of those yours, perhaps? I'll give you the post at http:#a39556180 -- which at least says you've used one of the suggestions, and as far as I'm concerned, you're welcome to all the points as well. At least you provided some experience and real knowledge.

Is the term "Google Monkey" offensive? Then perhaps you should see what EE says: "Supplement links with explanations. A simple link without any additional text doesn’t provide any context for the author. If you have a link that provides steps or information the asker needs, post some information about the link, like where it leads and a summary of what it says, in case the link stops working in the future. Don’t be a Google Monkey!"

But as I said, my question was asking for an explanation from the Asker. Since he chooses to not respond, that's fine. I don't have any compulsion to help him, and won't be. I'll leave him to the Experts.

ep
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aadihCommented:
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