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TeamViewer, the popular software for remote support and online meetings, has reached version 9, receiving Wake-onLAN support, notifications for Computers & Contacts and more.

TeamViewer9 Linux

TeamViewer is an application for remote control, desktop sharing, file transfer, online meetings and more, available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iPhone. The application is free for personal use only and on Linux, it uses Wine which comes bundled with it.

New features in TeamViewer 9:
  • Wake-on-LAN;
  • two factor authentication for TeamViewer accounts;
  • support for Windows 8.1 and Mac OS X Mavericks;
  • save custom modules;
  • copy and paste files, images and text from one computer to another via the clipboard;
  • simplified file transfer without establishing a connection;
  • process customer cases in the service queue;
  • open multiple connections in tabs;
  • TeamViewer API for integration into your applications;
  • notifications available for Computers & Contacts - they notify you about new service cases, new contact requests, alerts about TeamViewer integrated monitoring checks and more.

TeamViewer9 Linux

Also, there's a new design for both the TeamViewer and Computers & Contacts interface. According to the release announcement, important buttons convert automatically to a touch-friendly design when you use TeamViewer on a touch device.

Not all the new features are available on Linux though. For instance, in my test (both computers running Ubuntu) I wasn't able to transfer files between the computers via copy/paste and the simplified file transfer seems to be missing. Also, opening connections in tabs seems to be a Windows-only feature.

The latest TeamViewer 9 also introduces QuickSupport for Linux users. With this, you can get instant support without needing to install TeamViewer and without admin rights:

TeamViewer9 Linux


Download TeamViewer 9


Note that older TeamViewer versions (6, 7, 8, etc.) can't establish a remote connection with the latest TeamViewer 9. However, TeamViewer 9 users can establish remote connections with older versions.

Download TeamViewer (TeamViewer QuickSupport is available as a separate app on the same page)

Arch Linux users can install it via AUR (not updated to the latest version yet)


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