RealVNC brings deskhop to Linux


RealVNC, the original developer and provider of VNC® remote access and control software, has announced that deskhop, its recently launched free-to-use computer screen sharing Facebook application, is now also available on Linux.

Designed to be used by anyone with a Facebook account (about a billion people), deskhop allows Facebook users to quickly and simply share their entire computer screen with a Facebook friend, an invaluable tool for the technical wizard who supports friends and family with their IT issues. deskhop fans are finding more uses every day, including collaboration, training and sharing private information. Now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, deskhop is truly cross-platform, so Windows users can easily share their screens with Mac and Linux users, and vice versa.

deskhop works by prompting two people wanting to share screens to temporarily run a small software program on their computers. The two programs then automatically establish an encrypted connection together over the Internet, resulting in one person taking over the screen of the other. When either person disconnects, both programs are automatically deleted, leaving no trace. It is not possible for either party to re-establish the connection without the other’s permission, or for anyone else to connect in. The screen owner always has priority over control of the mouse, and can therefore disconnect the other person at any time.

To start using, simply search for deskhop in Facebook or Google.

About RealVNC

VNC remote access software is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide in every sector of industry, government and education. VNC is the original remote access software with a wide range of applications. The technology supports an unrivalled mix of desktop and mobile platforms and can be embedded in third-party products with a commercial license.

VNC is a registered trademark of RealVNC Ltd. in the U.S. and in other countries.

deskhop is part of the RealVNC family.


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RealVNC was founded in 2002 by the original developers of VNC to promote, enhance and commercialize VNC.