[Gllug] FreeNX vs VNC?

Daniel Kingshott dkingshott at expedia.com
Tue Oct 27 14:53:39 UTC 2009

I've been using nx for about a month now and I have to say it works lovely!


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From: gllug-bounces at gllug.org.uk [mailto:gllug-bounces at gllug.org.uk] On Behalf Of KJS
Sent: 27 October 2009 08:54
To: Greater London Linux User Group
Subject: [Gllug] FreeNX vs VNC?

Hi Guys,

I have a number of users logging in over VNC and leaving hanging desktop sessions which is using up loads of memory (some users are running a couple of VNC sessions...).

Which is running X & Gnome etc for each user and causing the server to swap out !

I am wondering if I switch to FreeNX would this over come the problem? I remember reading that FreeNX shared memory with other process that used the same application (like MS TS does).

I wondered if this was the case? As I can't find any info to back it up on their website.

Or if anyone has any other solutions... it's that or I banish VNC :)


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