Running Remote Applications

Displaying remote applications on a local system or even controlling a remote desktop requires little configuration and almost no changes to your everyday application use.

Michael J. Hammel is a Principal Software Engineer for Colorado Engineering, Inc. (CEI), in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with more than 20 years of software development and management experience. He has written more than 100 articles for numerous on-line and print magazines and is the author of three books on The GIMP, the premier open-source graphics editing package.

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NX server

Anonymous's picture

On the site of the Dutch MandrivaClub (www.mandrivaclub.nl) I also read very positive reviews about FreeNX. Much faster than vnc.

Dana, you are right. NX shouldn't be ignored.

Arvi Pingus

NX server

dwellen's picture

Having tried most of these methods I stumbled on NX by NoMachines. It does have some advantages over most remote desktop in that it has very good performance, if fact some applications that normally, due to poor performance are usable over a WAN or VPN. I know it's closed source but the company has released much of their code to the open source project called freeNX. I have done about 6 months of testing along with user testing/feedback and have had great success using NX. It also handles multimedia content (Haven't tried but it claims to) and using ssh along with compression so you get the advantages of secure ssh along with almost native performance.

Thanks,
Dana Wellen

BTW, I don't work for or have any connection to NoMachines but NX seams to get ignored often.

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