• http://www.stefanoforenza.com Stefano F. (tacone)

    What’s the difference from VLC ?

    • http://bigbrovar.wordpress.com/ Bigbrovar

      You mean VNC last time i checked VLC is a video player for linux.

  • http://none.org crash

    If you use KDE you just need the desktop sharing software. It’s built in and easier to configure. Then you can use any OS to connect to that machine since it’s VNC.

  • Mahou Saru

    Those mentioning VNC over FreeNX then at least say tunneled over SSH or VPN…

  • Matt

    I think the main advantage of VNC is that it’s already there in many linux distro’s. Then again Microsoft’s software is “already there” in any windows pc :-) Oh, and VNC gives the opportunity to 2 or more users to login remotely at the same time and collaborate on the remote pc, I’m not sure if freenx does that.

  • Name

    why not just use ssh and forward the x session? ssh is already on every linux box.

  • Linux Guru

    ssh -X usename@hostname my friends is the easiest way.
    All you have to do is in the sshd_config make sure “X11Forwarding” is turned on.
    This way is even better than VNC since it puts a lot less load on the remote machine and runs exactly what you want not the whole KDE or GNOME what have you.

  • Kosta

    Try x session on slow (<1mb/s) networks.
    The main benefit of the NX is very smart compression mechanism. You can run comfortably remote gui applications on slow networks.

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  • NicknTime

    Wow! This technology has been around for decades and you’re ranting about it like it is the greatest thing since slice bread! Typical Gen-Y noob!

    • nobody

      Typical douchebag.

  • http://mdgreenfield.com Matt

    DON’T use ssh -x unless you absolutely trust the machine you’re connecting to. It puts a token the connected machine which someone can then use to log into your machine and do as they please.

    VNC/FreeNX is the way to go.

  • Cliche

    Wow! NicknTime berating a blogger giving instructions on a software he happens to already know about! Typical blog-commenting-douchebag!

  • http://yelirekim.com Michael Riley

    I had no idea there was a better alternative to VNC / TightVNC, this is really a superior way to do it and I’m glad I stumbled across this article.

    Thanks man :)

  • Jason Stapels

    For those that don’t understand why this is any better than VNC, I suggest you give it a try. I have found the responsiveness to be much better than TightVNC as well as the session management to be more useful.

    My only complaint is that the NoMachine client static compiles the GUI libraries and I find that the setup dialogs are suffer as a result (fonts are too large, elements don’t line up).

  • http://www.jakegarn.com Jake Garn

    How do you feel about http://www.logmein.com? It’s a browser based graphical log in.

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  • Greg

    For those who have only tried VNC (even tight VNC), you’ll be amazed at the responsiveness and difference that the NX protocol has to offer. The only negative, other than a more complex setup (it can be a bit tricky at times), is that the initial “handshake” portion takes longer than VNC. Once you get the connection going, however, the responsiveness is truly amazing. Even over relatively low-speed connections, the responsiveness and feeling like you are logged on locally is awesome.

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  • http://www.jroller.com/bookreview Helen Hunt

    Thanks for this post. I find it very helpful and informative. I have always thought that VNC was the only tool out there for remotely connecting to computers graphically until I saw this post.

    I shall check it out later, however, I’ve blogrolled your site :)

    • http://bigbrovar.wordpress.com/ Bigbrovar

      Oh thanks, am glad you found it useful

  • http://lotus.ziplak.com n3os

    freenx have a good compression mechanism and security.whether the differences with its comercial nx, who have never tried?

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  • http://ur-hardware.com/ Dewa

    thanks for sharing this article.. love this my friend..

    • http://bigbrovar.wordpress.com/ Bigbrovar

      am glad you like it :-)

  • http://www.jvd.za.net Dave

    ye i think its cool, too many ather apps around that dontdo as much as FreeNX.

    I will give it a try

  • al

    Just wanted to say thanks for this post – this is a great solution!

    • http://bigbrovar.wordpress.com/ Bigbrovar

      You welcome, am always happy to know that someone find my post useful

  • BigBlackBaderous

    This is awesome. I thank you so much for this post.

  • cougarmaster

    Please can you explain how to make printing work to print onto windows xp client using the NX client software. I can share files but not print.