[2007-03-16] NX

NX allows you to remotely access a Linux or Solaris machine and makes applications using X Windows appear quite responsive even over slow links. It even supports resuming, from anywhere, a session with the server suspended for any reason (for example, a broken network connection). The "Free Edition" of NX is free for personal use. The core NX libraries are Free Software. There is also FreeNX that provides a Free implementation of the NX server licenced under the GPL.

NX performs incredibly well, especially when you compare it to VNC, ssh with compression and X forwarding, etc. The desktop client, especially on Windows, still has a few bugs that are mildly irritating but nothing catastrophic. The sheer improvement in the response of your remote applications more than makes up for these minor shortcomings.

(Originally posted on Blogspot.)

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