Installing teamviewer on Ubuntu

Teamviewer free download

What is Teamviewer?

Teamviewer is a wonderful little program that allows remote access from one computer to another. This program offers the wonderful feature of actual remote control, not just remote access like RDP(Remote desktop protocol) so the person sitting at the computer you are accessing can see what you are doing and also if you allow access to somebody else you can see that they are not accessing files that you dont want them to or installing a virus or anything else that could be detrimental to your security. This is a free remote access program, free to download and use as long as you are not using it in a commercial environment.

Setup Instructions

1. Navigate to the Teamviewer download page(link is at the top of this post).

2. Download the appropriate version(32bit or 64bit)

Download the appropriate version

3. A pop-up window appears asking how you want to manage this file, select open with Ubuntu software center.

Select open with Ubuntu software center
This will appear to indicate the progress of the download

4. Once the file has downloaded it will open the Ubuntu software center automatically. You then press the install button.

5. It will then prompt you to input your password for sudo.

Input your sudo password

5. Follow prompts for first start up

Accept the license agreement


Now your Teamviewer is installed on your Ubuntu system. Enjoy!!

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  • This is also good.
    Works well, doesn’t require installation or specific config, works behind gateways NAT as well as within one LAN.


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