Remote access and support company TeamViewer (news, site) gets Linux friendly with its latest update.

Multi-Platform Support

Already available on Windows, Mac and iPhone platforms, TeamViewer is now available for Linux users to aid Enterprise 2.0 collaboration and support between workers. Allowing users to share files, presentations, server access or help troubleshoot issues, TeamViewer is a quick-to-deploy solution that offers browser-based access to any information.

Additionally, multi-platform support means that users of one OS can access files stored on another OS. With 256-bit AES encryption and dynamic password access, its browser-based approach bypasses firewalls and uses optimization for fast performance, whatever the connection.

The very latest version on all systems has some new features including:

  • Improved screen grabbing
  • Improved clipboard exchange between local and remote computer
  • Fixed Connections started by TeamViewer Manager now show up in the taskbar
  • Stability and reliability improvements


Linux users can join in TeamViewer's collaboration efforts

Linking to Linux

Currently with a beta tag, the Linux version is available in several distributions for Red Hat, Fedora, Suse, Mandriva, Debian and Ubuntu in 32- and 64-bit versions. With recent additions to the app including VoIP and video conferencing, TeamViewer is becoming an increasingly attractive all-rounder that is competitively priced against competing solutions.

While the free version is only available for non-commercial use, the top-line Enterprise version only costs £1,679 (US$ 2,593) and comes with three concurrent channels, priority support and unlimited terminal installations.

With some claimed 60 million global users, the German-based company is clearly doing something right and with regular monthly updates, TeamViewer is a product always being pushed forward.