How to Install AnyDesk on AlmaLinux 8

AnyDesk is a remote desktop software you can connect to your computer remotely and work from anywhere without being limited by the location of an internet connection. It is a cross-platform software that provides secure remote access for file transfer or VPN features but also works well as just another tool in professionals’ arsenal when they need more control over what’s going on their machine than someone else might offer them – whether it be family members who don’t understand how technology works yet; company executives looking at data differently because these people have much bigger picture view.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install AnyDesk on AlmaLinux 8 workstation desktop. The tutorial will create and import the official repository and gpg key and update and remove the remote desktop software using the command line terminal.

Update AlmaLinux

Before proceeding with the tutorial, it is good to ensure your system is up-to-date with all existing packages.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

Import AnyDesk Repository & GPG Key

Before proceeding any further, you will need to execute the following command in your terminal which will create the AnyDesk repository file located under /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory.

sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/anydesk.repo<<EOF
[anydesk]
name=AnyDesk CentOS - stable
baseurl=http://rpm.anydesk.com/centos/8/x86_64/
gpgcheck=1
repo_gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://keys.anydesk.com/repos/RPM-GPG-KEY
EOF

Optionally, you can refresh your repository immediately to make sure its imported correctly which will prompt you to import the GPG key, if not skip and proceed to install AnyDesk which will prompt you the same question during the installation.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

Alternatively, you can verify the repository was added using the dnf repolist command.

dnf repolist | grep anydesk

Example output:

How to Install AnyDesk on AlmaLinux 8

Install AnyDesk

To install AnyDesk, execute the following command.

sudo dnf install anydesk -y

Launch AnyDesk

Now that you have the software installed, launching can be done in a few ways.

Using the command line terminal, you can open quickly by using the following command.

anydesk

If you would like to launch and use the terminal at the same time, send it to the background:

anydesk &

The best way to use AnyDesk for desktop users that prefer not using the command line terminal is to open the GUI of the application by following the path: Activities > Show Applications > AnyDesk.

Example:

How to Install AnyDesk on AlmaLinux 8

Once open, you can begin using AnyDesk by connecting to a remote PC by getting its address.

Example:

How to Install AnyDesk on AlmaLinux 8

How to Update AnyDesk

The software should update by itself with your system packages for desktop users, using the DNF package manager. For users that would like to check manually, use the following command in your terminal.

sudo dnf update --refresh

How to Remove (Uninstall) AnyDesk

When you no longer want the video conference software installed on your system, use the following command to remove it.

sudo dnf autoremove anydesk -y

Remove the repository if you plan not to re-install AnyDesk again.

sudo rm /etc/yum.repos.d/anydesk.repo

Comments and Conclusion

In the tutorial, you have learned how to install AnyDesk on AlmaLinux 8 using the official repository and maintain and remove it if need be.

AnyDesk is a remote desktop software that was first released in 2011. It allows us to connect to a computer remotely, and it is used by millions of people across the globe. It is a cross-platform software that provides platform independent remote access to different PCs and other host devices. It provides remote access, file transfer, VPN features, and secure and reliable access to IT professionals who need to work on different systems simultaneously or manage multiple computers from one place.

AnyDesk has some unique features, such as low latency video streaming, making it possible for users to have a great experience while working on their projects even if they are connecting from different parts of the world. Its intuitive interface also sets it apart from other remote desktops.



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