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This article was published on July 9, 2014


Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop extension now supports some Linux systems

Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop extension now supports some Linux systems
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Google has announced that its Chrome plugin, which allows users to remotely access other computers via the Chrome browser or a Chromebook device, now provides access for Linux users too.

It’s already supported Windows and Macs for some time – it first launched back in 2012 – and recently launched an Android app for using the feature too.

Users keen to get started can find more details of the set-up process here, but you’ll need to be running the Ubuntu or Debian (or related) Linux OS for it to work.

➤ Introducing Chrome Remote Desktop for Linux (Beta)! [Google Product Forums]