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Prefer installing app via apt rather than the containerized Snap or Flatpak package? Here’s how to install the latest Remmina Remote Desktop Client 1.4.7 via PPA in Ubuntu 20.04.

Remmina is a GTK+ remote desktop client that supports RDP, VNC, SPICE, NX, XDMCP, SSH and WWW. It’s pre-installed in Ubuntu 20.04 but old.

Besides installing the Snap (or Flatpak) package from Ubuntu Software. You can get the latest .deb packages from the “Remmina PPA Team” PPA. So far Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 20.04 are supported.

1.) Open terminal from your system application launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) for sudo prompts and hit Enter to continue.

NOTE the official website refers to the PPA though it’s marked for next branch.

2.) Then upgrade Remmina package via Software Updater (Update Manager):

You may also run command to install EXEC, KWallet, NX, WWW plugins:

sudo apt install remmina-plugin-exec remmina-plugin-www remmina-plugin-nx remmina-plugin-kwallet

How to Restore:

To remove the PPA as well as downgrade Remmina to the stock version, run command in terminal:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next