Remote secure desktop serving for Linux servers and Linux/Mac/Windows clients.

OSNews reports NX Server, Client Released Under GPL. “2X today announced the release of 2X TerminalServer for Linux, an open source terminal server for Linux, which enables users to run a Linux desktop and Linux / Windows applications over any type of connection. “If Linux is going to happen on the desktop, it will require a terminal server approach such as that of 2X Terminal Server for Linux. Only with the more advanced thin client approach, will Linux be able to outdo Windows fat clients in a company's network. 2X is proud to contribute to this by opening the source code of its terminal server software for Linux.”

'Way cool. NX uses the underlying ssh technology to provide an encrypted tunnel to a remote machine. Through that tunnel, you can support VNC, RDP or compressed X Windows traffic for remote desktop access. I've cobbled together ssh-VNC-http solutions before, but they were typically a bit awkward. I'm looking forward to trying this one out.


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