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Short Notice: LogMeIn To Discontinue Free Access 408

Posted by timothy
from the how-much-friction-can-be-applied dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The remote desktop service LogMeIn sent an email to its users today notifying them that 'LogMeIn Free' will be discontinued — as of today. This is a major shock with minimal warning to the millions of users who have come to rely on their service, made all the more surprising by the fact that 'consensus revenue estimates for LogMeIn in 2014 are $190.3 million,' suggesting that their system of providing both free and paid accounts for what is ultimately a straightforward service that could be duplicated for well under $1 million was already doing quite well." Asks reader k280: "What alternative tools are available for free, and how do they compare to LogMeIn?"
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Short Notice: LogMeIn To Discontinue Free Access

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  • Re:Uh? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 21, 2014 @11:02AM (#46024763)

    I have team viewer install on a few client computers. It works great for tech support. So far everything I did with Logmein I could do with TeamViewer. If Logmein has something TeamVierwer don't it was stuff I never used.

  • Re:Farewell logmein (Score:5, Interesting)

    by houstonbofh (602064) on Tuesday January 21, 2014 @11:16AM (#46024973)

    And I'm sure that Logmein will be crying that you left.

    I use several free services and never pay for them. However, I also recommend them to clients, and often they do pay for them. I am responsible for quite a few paid no-ip subscriptions, and I personally never pay. I was responsible for a few paid dyn dns subscriptions back in the day when they were free. Now I use and recommend no-ip. See how that works?

  • Re:Uh? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by l0n3s0m3phr34k (2613107) on Tuesday January 21, 2014 @03:07PM (#46028143)
    I second TeamViewer, it's the only product I found to punch through all my former work-sites firewalls without issue. I got VNC to bring up a java window in a browser, but the connection would just time out. Once I'm inside my home network, I use VNC from there to reach the other internal systems.

You have a tendency to feel you are superior to most computers.