NoMachine NX

NX Client 3.1.0-3 for Windows (i386/AMD64 2000/2003/XP/Vista)

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NX Client 3.1.0-2 for Linux (RPM)

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NX Node 3.1.0-3 for Linux (RPM)

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NX Server 3.1.0-2 for Linux (RPM)

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NX Server Manager 3.1.0-2 for Linux (RPM)

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NX Web Companion 3.1.0-2 for Linux (RPM)

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FreeNX

I am no longer using FreeNX.

The remainder of this page is informational ONLY.

THE INFORMATION BELOW IS ALL OUTDATED!!!

openSUSE 10.3 ships with FreeNX 0.7.0-15.

FreeNX is remote control software similar to VNC, but without the lag.

Here is a pretty decent screenshot showing alot of shit...

[ screenshot ]

In the above screenshot:

The full window is my real linux desktop running on X:0.0.
The large window titled "rdesktop" is a remote desktop session to a Windows computer.
The taskbar along the bottom of that window is my Windows taskbar.
The remaining area is a FreeNX KDE "session" on my linux box, but not my real linux desktop.

Unlike x11vnc, FreeNX does not allow access to the real desktop in linux, instead, you get a separate "session", which is effectively the same as a nornal VNC session (not x11vnc).

Anyway, it's fast as hell, so I am using this as my primary remote control solution until something better comes along.

So basically, in linux you would run the FreeNX server and then from any other box you would log in to your linux FreeNX server using a FreeNX client.

You may have to install the FreeNX package in YaST Software Management.

Setup the FreeNX Server

If you want to do this, open a terminal in linux and type:

su
nxsetup

Then hit the enter key twice to confirm the setup.

That's all you have to do in linux.