libvncserver VS FreeRDP

Compare libvncserver vs FreeRDP and see what are their differences.


LibVNCServer/LibVNCClient are cross-platform C libraries that allow you to easily implement VNC server or client functionality in your program. (by LibVNC)


FreeRDP is a free remote desktop protocol library and clients (by FreeRDP)
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libvncserver FreeRDP
1 61
967 9,021
1.7% 5.6%
0.0 9.8
23 days ago 7 days ago
GNU General Public License v3.0 only Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of libvncserver. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of FreeRDP. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-09-15.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing libvncserver and FreeRDP you can also consider the following projects:

xrdp - xrdp: an open source RDP server


Remmina - Mirror of The GTK+ Remmina Remote Desktop Client

wayvnc - A VNC server for wlroots based Wayland compositors

xpra - Persistent remote applications for X11; screen sharing for X11, MacOS and MSWindows.

x11vnc - a VNC server for real X displays

multivnc - MultiVNC is a cross-platform Multicast-enabled VNC viewer based on LibVNCClient. The desktop version runs on Unix, Mac OS X and Windows. There also is an Android version.

rdesktop - 🚨 rdesktop is in need of a new maintainter. Please see the home page for more details. 🚨

Optimize-Offline - Optimize-Offline is a Windows 10 offline image optimization framework.

adsys - Active Directory bridging tool suite

UltraVNC - UltraVNC Server, UltraVNC Viewer and UltraVNC SC | Official repository: