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Download of the Week: Chrome Remote Desktop

By Julio Franco
Oct 10, 2011
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  1. Call it an obsession of ours, in the past two years that we've had our Download of the Week feature, we've recommended several different applications to remotely manage a rangeā€¦

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  2. DSP8000

    DSP8000 TS Rookie

    Yesterday I tested this extension in Chrome Dev 899. Main PC Win7 and kids Laptop Linux Mint 11. Tried several times, no dice. Looks good for now, but I hate the fact that you have to sign in via gmail first. Also, a simple pinned/application tab to access the interface would have been better. I have been using TeamViewer for over 2 years now and so far has been great. Yes novel approach, but in raw, unfinished form.
     
  3. Jesse

    Jesse TechSpot Staff Posts: 369   +40

    I haven't tried this, but there are definitely alternatives that work better (from the sounds of it) and are also free. Logmein is a really solid RDC that works both via browser (for free) or via desktop client (ignition). You can create a desktop shortcut or bookmark that will automatically log you in to your computer, the only password required would be one that you set to access your computer. There are no limitations such as those in the current version of the chrome rdc, and if you use firefox, you can install a plugin that drastically increases performance. I'm not sure if there are logmein plugins for other browsers that do the same. Anyways, it's a great client.
     
  4. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 849   +11

    I have to agree. I love the logmein Remote Access free. I have it on all the remote windows machines for work so when someone from another store calls me with tech questions I can walk them through it instead of just trying to explain it over the phone. Only complaints about it are you have to install the little program first for the free one, and it only works on Windows - so I can't install it on our Linux servers in other stores.
     
  5. apocjunk

    apocjunk TS Rookie

    are you talking about a separate plugin for firefox for Logmein or just the one Logmein installs into firefox itself? If it's separate what is the name of that plugin because I use Logmein all the time and wouldn't mind a performance increase.
     
  6. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Maniac Posts: 803   +9

    it's google...what did you expect? Lol. The only thing of theirs that doesn't require you to have a gmail account is their search engine.
     


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