What options do I have for remote desktop from Linux to Windows? It has to be dead simple, as the person I'm supposed to help barely knows where the power button is and they need to set it up themselves on their computer.
@hund I was advised to use proprietary Anydesk . I didn't because it's proprietary but people speak well of it. I'm still looking for a valid open source alternative
@hund There is no decent floss alternative to TeamViewer or Anydesk. So if you want to use only floss I guess you have to use a VPN and/or deal with the Router. If you don't mind you can use TeamViewer or Anydesk.
@hund VNC works great if you're on the same LAN. If you want easy NAT transversal, AnyDesk works better than TeamViewer (IMO).
@svrb @hund getting them to set it up & connecting is the hard part. i used to have a VNC server set up on my dad's compu, including a shortcut to do "reverse-VNC" to a fixed hostname (FQDN) i controlled. Then i'd run VNC client in listening mode and tell him to click that shortcut on the desktop. Very good setup. Think it was TightVNC
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