How to install and use KRDC in Ubuntu 20.04

One of the greatest discoveries in the evolving technology sector was the advent of remote desktop applications that allow users to remotely access and manage multiple computers or virtual machines over a network connection. With the advent of cloud computing, it has become possible for these computers to be placed anywhere in the world and allow other users to access them in different locations.

These applications have proven to be very useful in the business world as they help to monitor and maintain devices connected to the network. Not only does this make it easier to access the data, it also helps save money. Also, since data in the cloud is protected by encryption, remote services protect your data from data loss problems like security breach, hacking, etc.

This huge popularity of cloud computing has led to the introduction of several notable remote desktop clients. This includes KRDC, a remote desktop client application developed by the KDE community.

This article will show you how to install KRDC, along with an introduction to some of the main features of this application.

What is KRDC

KRDC or KDE is Remote Desktop Client, as the name suggests; a remote client application that enables users to connect their computers to other systems or virtual machines and access these devices. KDRC has a very simple looking user interface that is extremely user friendly and quite easy to use.

Since this is an application developed by KDE, KRDC is completely free and open source. The performance and speed of KRDC are also excellent as this application uses very little memory on your system. KRDC is one of the pair of remote services, the other is KRFB, an application that allows you to share your desktop with others.

Install KRDC

Ubuntu gives users two ways to install KRDC on their computers. Let’s take a look at them:

a) Install KRDC with Snap

One of the easiest ways to install KRDC is to use a snap of it. Snaps are newly developed packages that were introduced by Canonical and in which all dependencies are built in. By using Snaps, you don’t have to go through the hassle of installing all of the dependencies separately, and you’re doing exactly what the publisher tested and supported.

To install KRDC from the Snap Store, open the command line from the shortcut Ctrl + Alt + T or from the Ubuntu Dash and enter the following command in the terminal:

$ sudo snap To install krdc

b) Install KRDC with the official Ubuntu repository

Snaps are far from perfect, so many users still prefer the native approach of installing applications with apt. Since KRDC is also part of the official Ubuntu repository, you can easily install this application using apt.

First you need to run the update command so that your system’s apt cache will be updated. This can be done by entering the following command into the terminal:

$ sudo apt-get update

KRDC can now be installed by entering the following command into the terminal:

$ sudo suitable To install krdc

Using KRDC

After installing KRDC, you can find this app in the list of applications you have installed on your system.

Upon opening KRDC, you will be greeted with a simple looking user interface, as shown in the following image:

Since KRDC is a client, it needs a server to connect. The main method of connecting to these servers is by typing: IP address or Hostname of the system to connect within the Attached to: Text field. If you already know the IP address or host name of the server you want to connect to, you can write that into the Attached to: Text field.

This gives you two options for connection – VNC and RDP. The main goal of these two protocols is to provide remote access to a computer or virtual machine. Both protocols require client-side and server-side architecture to function properly.

The difference is in how these two options give the user access. RDP, or Remote Desktop Protocol, works by logging users into the server and creating a session that is similar to how a user interacts with the computer in physical form. VNC, on the other hand, only sends images across the screen and is therefore inherently much more restricted.

For both protocols you only need the IP address and Hostname, and then click the arrow button on the right side of the screen.

In the VNC connection you will receive the following request:

As shown in the image above, you can specify the connection type, set up the screen size manually, and connect to the remote computer via SSH. After that you will be connected to the remote server.

The following prompt appears in the RDP connection:

In this field you can play around with the settings in more detail, i.e. color depth, tone, etc. The RDP protocol also prompts you to select the Username and password to be used for future connections to the same host.



After that you will be connected to the remote server.

You can also bookmark these servers so that you can connect to them in the future.

Why use KRDC?

KRDC is a great tool that makes it quick and easy for users to connect to remote computers. This application is extremely easy to use and the simple user interface that it owns works very well with what it has to offer. For users who prefer speed and better performance, KRDC is the best tool.

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