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X2go Client

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 9/6/2019.

2Go enables you to access a graphical desktop of a computer over a low bandwidth (or high bandwidth) connection.

X2Go is a Remote Desktop solution, which some vendors vaguely call Remote Control. This is not to be confused with Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection, which is a competing Remote Desktop solution and protocol.

With X2Go, you mainly access Linux computers. The Linux computer you are accessing is the X2Go Server. (There are ways to connect to a Windows computer as well; some of them are only available with the Linux X2Go Client.)

You can connect from a computer running Linux, Windows or Mac OS X. This computer is the X2Go Client.

Multiple users/clients can access a single X2Go Server at the same time, with each user/client having an individual Desktop session by default - however, Desktop sharing (Remote Assistance) is possible, too (see below).

For the graphical part of remote desktop sessions, X2Go uses No Machine NX3 technology under the hood.


  • Graphical Remote Desktop that works well over both low bandwidth and high bandwidth connections
  • The ability to disconnect and reconnect to a session, even from another client
  • Support for sound
  • Support for as many simultaneous users as the computer's resources will support (NX3 free edition limited you to 2.)
  • Traffic is securely tunneled over SSH
  • File Sharing from client to server
  • Printer Sharing from client to server
  • Easily select from multiple desktop environments (e.g., MATE, GNOME, KDE)
  • Remote support possible via Desktop Sharing
  • The ability to access single applications by specifying the name of the desired executable in the client configuration or selecting one of the pre-defined common applications

To install X2go Client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install x2go

To upgrade X2go Client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade x2go


  • legal\LICENSE.txt Show
    Copyright (C) 2005-2017 Obviously Nice --
    Copyright (C) 2007-2017 X2Go Project --
    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
    the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
    (at your option) any later version.
    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    GNU General Public License for more details.
    You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
    along with this program.  If not, see <>.
    Copyright (C) 2005-2017 Oleksandr Shneyder <[email protected]>
    Copyright (C) 2005-2017 Heinz-Markus Graesing <[email protected]>
    Copyright (C) 2007-2017 X2Go Project <[email protected]>
  • legal\VERIFICATION.txt Show
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    in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
    The embedded software have been downloaded from their official file server
    located at <>
    and can be verified by doing the following:
    1. Download the following <>
    2. Get the checksum using one of the following methods:
      - Using powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
      - Use chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'
    3. The checksums should match the following:
      checksum type: sha256
      checksum: 27030E3BD55C8C9939FC1F0C8153514031C6FCA7ACE538358BB1FE19303F5383
    The file 'LICENSE.txt' has been obtained from <;a=blob;f=LICENSE;h=612f591cfbc3e984a781c64abd32726c74237984;hb=HEAD>
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $toolsPath = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = 'x2go'
      fileType       = 'exe'
      file           = "$toolsPath\x2goclient-"
      softwareName   = 'X2Go Client*'
      silentArgs     = '/S'
      validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
    Remove-Item -Force -ea 0 "$toolsPath\*.exe","$toolsPath\*.ignore"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
      softwareName  = 'X2Go Client*'
      fileType      = 'exe'
      silentArgs    = '/S'
      validExitCodes= @(@(0))
    $uninstalled = $false
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey @packageArgs
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
      $key | ForEach-Object {
        $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
      Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
      Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
      Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
      Write-Warning "Please alert the package maintainer that the following keys were matched:"
      $key | ForEach-Object { Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)" }
  • tools\x2goclient- Show
    md5: C799B662B8D5EC6E3343C2FA5657AAC1 | sha1: 9DEF8EE3F30E729536B9C0EEE139B866F2163A78 | sha256: 27030E3BD55C8C9939FC1F0C8153514031C6FCA7ACE538358BB1FE19303F5383 | sha512: DE696639137BD2BD2602DA449DB60C30BD51954036D8BFDE1259C2E10C5523D7EC055C4F5EE705D41F21112BD2E29DC78043E788D56B1D305D1581424052175C

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • X2go Team


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
X2go Client 978 Thursday, March 1, 2018 approved
X2go Client 1039 Saturday, March 11, 2017 approved
X2go Client 685 Monday, June 13, 2016 approved
X2go Client 759 Saturday, November 22, 2014 approved
X2go Client 517 Monday, April 14, 2014  

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