May 9, 2009


  1. What’s the difference from VLC ?

    Comment by Stefano F. (tacone) — May 9, 2009 @ 8:40 pm | Reply

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

      Comment by Bigbrovar — May 10, 2009 @ 12:07 am | Reply

  2. 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.

    Comment by crash — May 11, 2009 @ 5:10 am | Reply

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

    Comment by Mahou Saru — May 11, 2009 @ 9:42 am | Reply

  4. 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.

    Comment by Matt — May 11, 2009 @ 11:48 am | Reply

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

    Comment by Name — May 11, 2009 @ 4:00 pm | Reply

  6. 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.

    Comment by Linux Guru — May 11, 2009 @ 4:36 pm | Reply

  7. 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.

    Comment by Kosta — May 11, 2009 @ 5:06 pm | Reply

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  9. 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!

    Comment by NicknTime — May 12, 2009 @ 12:44 am | Reply

    • Typical douchebag.

      Comment by nobody — May 12, 2009 @ 2:37 pm | Reply

  10. 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.

    Comment by Matt — May 12, 2009 @ 1:23 am | Reply

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

    Comment by Cliche — May 12, 2009 @ 1:51 am | Reply

  12. 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 🙂

    Comment by Michael Riley — May 12, 2009 @ 3:01 am | Reply

  13. 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).

    Comment by Jason Stapels — May 12, 2009 @ 3:39 am | Reply

  14. How do you feel about It’s a browser based graphical log in.

    Comment by Jake Garn — May 12, 2009 @ 7:30 am | Reply

  15. […] it demonstrates some of my own frustration with the app based on my own experience. I have tested FreeNX on Linux half a dozen times and to date, completely fail to see any value in it for myself […]

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  16. 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.

    Comment by Greg — May 12, 2009 @ 2:43 pm | Reply

  17. thanks 🙂

    Comment by sohbet kanalları — May 12, 2009 @ 9:40 pm | Reply

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  21. 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 🙂

    Comment by Helen Hunt — May 13, 2009 @ 10:50 am | Reply

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

    Comment by n3os — May 15, 2009 @ 1:46 am | Reply

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

    Comment by Dewa — May 21, 2009 @ 1:39 pm | Reply

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

    I will give it a try

    Comment by Dave — May 30, 2009 @ 12:10 pm | Reply

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

    Comment by al — June 13, 2009 @ 6:59 am | Reply

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

      Comment by Bigbrovar — June 13, 2009 @ 8:57 am | Reply

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

    Comment by BigBlackBaderous — October 16, 2009 @ 4:56 pm | Reply

  29. Thanks for the post, its very useful and i find it informative, will be spending lots of time here

    Comment by Nath Ekanem — July 30, 2010 @ 1:25 am | Reply

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