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  # 972007 21-Jan-2014 23:54
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Hmmmm. Time for another solution.

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  # 972008 22-Jan-2014 00:07
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Oncop53: Hmmmm. Time for another solution.


How about Team Viewer?




 
 
 
 




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  # 972009 22-Jan-2014 00:07
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I have my account since August 2004. I had Pro subscriptions before, have an active Ignition and Hamachi subscriptions.

I don't mind paying for the service, which is pretty good. But I wouldn't pay more than US$5/mo for the basic service. Don't need file transfer and the management of Central or Pro.

I am cancelling the subscriptions I have now and moving to TeamViewer.




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  # 972011 22-Jan-2014 00:08
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Time will tell, but this feels like a big mistake on their part. I know heaps of techos that use/love LogMeIn because of the free offering, and these are the same people that recommend it to friends and family - who can then be sold up to the paid offering with the additional features.

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  # 972014 22-Jan-2014 00:19
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I've personally recommended it to people as an easy way to remotely manage PC's - many of those people are now paying customers. I use it to manage my family's computers so can't justify paying for it so free is good.

I'm always banned off Teamviewer for overuse, should buy a license but seriously, have you looked at those prices?

Guess I'll have to think up a solution. This is not good news.






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  # 972015 22-Jan-2014 00:22
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Damn it, TeamViewer is not free on servers - just tried to install on my HP Microserver at home and it will only run the commercial version on servers.





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  # 972016 22-Jan-2014 00:25
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RDP and port forwarding works for me for most needs.

 
 
 
 


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  # 972017 22-Jan-2014 00:26
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freitasm: Damn it, TeamViewer is not free on servers - just tried to install on my HP Microserver at home and it will only run the commercial version on servers.



The exact problem I had with it. I sometimes use Logmein for logging into my HP Microserver. We can only hope they come to their senses and reconsider else it's SSH tunnel + port forwarding to a *nix server somewhere on the internet + VNC.




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  # 972021 22-Jan-2014 00:44
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sonyxperiageek:
Oncop53: Hmmmm. Time for another solution.


How about Team Viewer?


yes I use TeamViewer on one work PC so some guys from the US can login, but use Logmein for my own stuff.

I suspect my usage of these services will be like many, only used occasionally when something goes wrong, or to briefly check up on something. Hard to justify paying a subscription for that light use.



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  # 972023 22-Jan-2014 00:59
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I would have rathered they limit the number of free clients per user in order to encourage pro accounts. Or even nagged like no-ip or dyn.



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  # 972024 22-Jan-2014 01:01
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I had ten PCs (my own Pcs at home, the Geekzone server and a couple for parents-in-law). Even if they limited the number of free ones, still would like to have a cheaper home option instead of a full on Pro account with features I never use.

I paid Pro, Ignition and Hamachi for years. This is just a blow and think it's too expensive for small users, so moving away. As people say, voting with the wallet.





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amanzi: RDP and port forwarding works for me for most needs.


Risky... botnet's love to scan for RDP port and try brute force/dictionary attack it.

RDP over a VPN like Open VPN imo.

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  # 972029 22-Jan-2014 05:37
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Been using VNC. Can access my Pc's from Phone.

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Try http://www.chunkvnc.com/ or http://www.supremocontrol.com/ 


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