Teamviewer on Linux, two things suggested and a few questions
Published: Friday, February 21, 2020 written by Andy Flagg
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Keywords: Teamviewer, Linux, Suggestions, Questions
I have had Teamviewer since version 8.0 in 2013. It worked great, and I had two full licenses ~$800 each, and one sidecar $120 additional license.
Its a great product out of all the other products I have seen and tested since 2010. I only use two things in TV, 1) control remote computer, 2) file transfers. That's it. Nothing more. I don't create an account, I don't store my clients and their systems in any account online, that is just stupid and risky. Yet, those two features are the best! that's all I need.
Let's cover some TV history to help those trying to decide what to do with TV headed into Linux away from Windows.
In 2018, Teamviewer Sales started harrassing me that TV8 support would die and connectivity through their servers would end because the version was less secure and not supported through their security server client/server local/remote session management. I understood that since I myself was moving clients from TLS 1.0, 1.1 to 1.2 - i get it. Plus SSL certificates were moving from 1024 to 2048 bit and higher. I get that too.
So, after two years and every six months, the sales team finally gets me to a subscription price model that I can agree with, not $50 or $80/month per license but $31/month. I can handle that. $1/day fine. I had paid $800 times 2, plus $$$ for a 3rd, and now that are wasted and no more. Fine, I'll go into the subscription model, paid annually, and live with it.
So in the last 3 weeks on Linux, the Teamviewer 15 has been good, not better, but good except two things are needed - keyboard forwarding to work, and a UI improvement in switch to full screen/leave full screen mode needs to be a larger icon. that's about ti.
Let's continue for a few minutes and share some background information that might help.
Now, Windows 10 is having lots of fun and Windows 7 is having more fun with bad updates and bad support, developers and other things we can't control directly. Therefore, we switch our support and business operations away from Windows 10 to Linux, specifically Linux Mint 19.3 and move our Teamviewer subscription and licenses to Linux.
Alas, I have tweeted about the keyboard forwarding and TV twitter support responsded in kind to submit a ticket. After 3-4 days, I finally did, even though, they should take a hint without a formal invitation to either confirm, report back or add to the development needs cycle.
We shall see. Their community forum is nice. my research could not find my answers so a ticket or two were created; more to come...
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