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Google releases open source NX server

Jul 13, 2009, 16:34 (5 Talkback[s])
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""The good old X Window system can be used over the network, but it has issues with network latency and bandwidth. Neatx remedies some of these issues," Google engineers wrote on the company's open source blog.

"NoMachine had released parts of the source code to its NX product under the GPL, but the NX server remained proprietary.

"There is a free implementation of an NX server based on NoMachine's libraries named FreeNX, but this did not appeal to Google.

"FreeNX's primary target is to replace the one closed component and is written in a mix of several thousand lines of Bash, Expect and C, making FreeNX difficult to maintain," according to Google."

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