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Linux Journal: The Arrival of NX, Part 5: Using NX

Oct 05, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kurt Pfeifle)

"The NoMachine NX Client license says, "Redistribution of NX Client software, including commercial Closed Source packages, is allowed, free of charge, for commercial and non-commercial use...". This enabled Klaus Knopper to include the NoMachine NX Client in Knoppix, versions 3.6 and later, even though it is not free software. It also is included in Kanotix. The NX Client is released in binary form under a free for commercial and non-commercial use license similar to the Adobe Acrobat reader software that we find in most Linux distributions. A KDE-based NX client, kNX, also is available. kNX works and is used by quite a few people daily, but it more of a proof-of-concept implementation, though, and its use is not yet generally recommended.

"Knoppix also includes FreeNX, a fully GPLed implementation of an NX server application, based on the NoMachine GPLed Core NX libraries and utilities. So Knoppix enables you to access any free or commercial NX server in the world or even run your own FreeNX one from CD-ROM..."

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