Several weeks ago, TechRepublic blogger Michael Kassner featured this remote access application in an interview with Constantin Falcoianu of TeamViewer GmbH. TeamViewer allows desktop-sharing, remote access control, VPN connectivity, and even the option of audio/video conferencing. At the time Michael profiled the product, it was available for Windows and Mac systems and had just been ported to the iPhone.
Yesterday, TeamViewer announced that it is now available on the Linux platform:
The all-in-one TeamViewer for Linux solution offers three connection options. The remote support mode allows IT professionals to take over a distant computer for troubleshooting, problem solving and teamwork. Perfect for sales service, training or webinars, TeamViewer also offers a presentation mode. File transfer, the third connection option, enables the fast and straightforward transfer of information from one computer to the other, regardless of where the two computers are located.
You can download TeamViewer now to try it out. It's free for non-commercial users, and while still in beta, reviewer Lee Mathews at downloadsquad.com says it seems very usable and stable so far. There are builds for :
- Red Hat, Fedora, Suse, Mandriva (32/64-Bit)
- Debian, Ubuntu (32-Bit)
- Debian, Ubuntu (64-Bit)
- and .tar.gz download
Selena has been at TechRepublic since 2002. She is currently a Senior Editor with a background in technical writing, editing, and research. She edits Data Center, Linux and Open Source, Apple in the Enterprise, The Enterprise Cloud, Web Designer, and IT Security blogs.