NoMachine remote desktop solution on Linux


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Article from Issue 209/2018

Need remote access to a PC? NoMachine offers this and much more.

Today, two or more PCs are often used in private households, in addition to tablets and smartphones. Often, one of the desktop computers is used as a server that the other systems access – for example, to transfer data, but above all to stream multimedia content. Remote desktop programs let you work on a remote computer without the systems exchanging large amounts of data.

Software for remote access to computers on the intranet also simplifies the maintenance of the other computers from your own workstation. In enterprises, remote desktop software performs the same task, but also allows access to servers via thin clients, for example. If such lightweight PCs are used instead of conventional desktop computers, this saves on costs.

Linux offers many options to take advantage of remote desktop applications. In pure Linux environments, programs based on Virtual Network Computing (VNC) are often used, such as TightVNC [1] or the KDE duo Krdc/Krfb. However, you are much more independent with NoMachine [2], cross-platform remote desktop software that offers some additional highlights.


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