Easy Linux Remote Desktop | LAS s28e03

Easy Linux Remote Desktop | LAS s28e03

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Remote Linux Desktop with Splashtop


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Splashtop Streamer is a high-performance audio-video streaming server, enabling remote access from an Android device (tablet/phone) or an iOS device (iPad/iPhone/iPod). You can connect within a Local Area Network or through a cross-network or Internet connection.

Due to its efficient protocol, algorithms and optimizations, Splashtop has been shown in performance benchmarks to deliver up to 15x higher video frame rates and up to 10x lower latency times than its competition. Splashtop sessions are secured with SSL and 256-bit AES encryption, allowing it to serve as a secure pipe between devices, in some cases allowing users to eliminate their need for separate VPN solutions.

Just like its Windows and Mac versions, Splashtop Streamer for Linux aims to be a faster way to connect to your desktop PC from a mobile device. Coupled with the Splashtop apps for iOS and Android, you can view or edit files, run Linux programs, stream music and videos, and more right from your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

While at first it seems boring yet another remote desktop application for Linux when there’s already VNC and friends, the features offered are fairly interesting. In the press release being issued today, Splashtop claims a 10x performance advantage over VNC.

Splashtop 2 client devices can connect to a remote computer running Ubuntu and the company attributes their “efficient protocol, algorithms, and optimizations” that allow it to deliver 10x the performance over VNC in latencies. Splashtop also claims 15x higher video frame-rates than the competition. I haven’t yet tried out this software on Linux myself so I cannot attest to these performance claims.

Installing to Splashtop to Arch:

  1. For the machine to be accessed, server even, install splashtop-streamer.
  2. For the client, install splashtop-client and for your phone, Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop.

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