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I have been using Logmein for years now and I swear by it, I was wondering is Team Viewer any good and is this better than logmein's free version?

asked Jul 18 '11 at 21:03

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DJ Scooby Doo

closed Oct 19 '12 at 03:08

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The question has been closed for the following reason "The question is answered, right answer was accepted" by kevinlockergnome Oct 19 '12 at 03:08

Logmein is primarily handy when you know which computer you are going to access in advance of it happening.

For example, I have logmein installed and setup to access my parents and my sisters computer when necesarry, because it is a real pain to explain to them how to start teamviewer ( even though it's really simple ). But having logmein doesn't make me worry about that.

Now on the otherhand, if I have to access a computer of a friend to help them out, or of someone I even haven't met before, then I use teamviewer. The fact that you don't really have to install teamviewer on their computer and that the password changes every time is both handy and gives trust to the people you help. Sure teamviewer also has a version that lets you do what logmein does, but it is not free.

On speed, I would have to give logmein the credits as it seems to go allot smoother over a slow connection. So if there's a slow connection being used, and you know in advance that you'll need to access the computer: Go with logmein. Otherwise, use teamviewer.

answered Jul 18 '11 at 21:16

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I thank you for your in-depth description of both, I will use both and figure out what I like. Bonus points for not being vague.

(Jul 18 '11 at 21:23) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I use TeamViewer for remote support, logmein is much much better for logging into home I like Remote Desktop also...

answered Jul 18 '11 at 21:08

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Nicholas Williams

The best one is the one that works for you the best.

You have to test and use both of them and find the one that you like and trust.

answered Jul 18 '11 at 21:16

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I use TeamViewer because of File Transfer. It's worked fine for what I need it for.

answered Jul 18 '11 at 21:19

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NoSTaBoNN is explaining the difference between remote support and remote access. Remote support needs the other party's permission to get control. In remote access, you could set up the pc and access it remotely. If you want to use both functions, you could try GoSupportNow.

answered Jul 25 '11 at 20:33

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Janet Fung

Both are good for different functions... But i will just stick to the windows RDP client...

answered Jul 25 '11 at 21:11

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Both are good for different functions... But i will just stick to the windows RDP client...

answered Jul 25 '11 at 21:11

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use RDP!

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answered Jul 25 '11 at 21:27

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RDP is good, but it can't pass through most firewalls. Logmein can.

answered Oct 19 '12 at 03:00

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RDP requires a Windows Server (ala Windows Server 2008, etc, Windows 7 doesn't count), which most people don't have access to.

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