Fed up with TeamViewer, need replacement to support elderly Aunt and Uncle in distant city, I am retired and do not charge anybody, yet they are claiming I am a commercial business. I would pay but can't even afford TV.

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    What is your price range? How much are you willing to pay? Open Source solutions won't be easy enough for elderly Aunt and Uncle. – Sonamor Aug 21 '18 at 15:09
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    If you are not running a commercial person and are not otherwise breaking their t&c' s, contact them and explain your case and they will review it. Same thing happen to me about a month ago - was restored in a few days. – CJM Aug 23 '18 at 2:17
  • That is what I would expect. – Mawg says reinstate Monica Apr 30 '19 at 6:42

I would suggest TightVNC. Its free, a bit laggy but will be fine for your use.

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    I will upvote, because I have used it for decades & can't find better. However, you might have a problem with TightVNC, simply because the aunt’s PC will most likely be behind a router, requiring some port forwarding, which TeamViewer takes care of for you. I would do as @CJM, the commentator above, and appeal to them. If that fails, and for use on aLAN, you simply can’t beat TightVNC. – Mawg says reinstate Monica Apr 30 '19 at 6:52
  • I was assuming that he could visit his aunt once to set it up. :-) – Rohit Gupta May 1 '19 at 20:10

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