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Linux Journal: The Arrival of NX, Part 3

Aug 08, 2005, 08:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kurt Pfeifle)

"Here are a few tests you can run with NX. Try to use the built-in GSM modem of your mobile phone to connect to a network. I don't go into the technical details here of how to do this on Linux. ssh into any networked Linux or UNIX computer to which you have access. Start Mozilla--you could execute ssh -X -C username@remotehost mozilla to do this. Wait. Wait some more. Wait even more. Go brew a cup of coffee. Enjoy. Go back to your display. Six minutes have passed. Wait a bit longer. After seven minutes and six seconds, the Mozilla start-up page and user interface is completed and displayed in its full glory. Would you want anyone to use such a link to work with remote applications displayed locally? Not if you are sane. After all, GSM modems give you only 9,600 bits/second link speed..."

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