NoMachine is a free remote desktop application that has stacks of powerful features. With NoMachine you can access all your files and folders, watch DVDs, TV, or YouTube videos from wherever you are. You can view smooth, high-resolution video and audio from your PC or Mac to any NoMachine-enabled device. The application even works with any USB controller, so you can play games remotely.
With NoMachine you can access all your hardware devices. You can print a file located on the remote computer to a local printer. You can even access your pen-drives, scanners and all your disks as if you were sat in front of them.
KEY FEATURES INCLUDE
- Travel to any desktop: With NoMachine you can access any computer and begin working as if you were sat in front of it.
- Work with any content: NoMachine gives you all of your content and programs to access remotely. Whether that be working with animated models, presentations or images.
- Meet with others where you work: The application lets you securely share your desktop and allows collaboration and file sharing between you and your work colleagues.
- Human Interface: NoMachine's interface gives you a remote link that is lightning fast and supports multiple operating systems, so you don't have to be tied down to one OS.
NoMachine 6 brings a ton of exciting novelties, including a revamp of our product families. Here’s an overview of some of the most important enhancements you can see in NoMachine 6.0 for Windows, macOS and Linux.
Browser-based access for all enterprise products
Web-based access is no longer exclusive to Cloud Server. This highly-requested functionality is available in all products of the Terminal Server and Cloud Server suites. Remote users connecting from clientless endpoints can now connect to the desktop environment via any HTML-enabled browser.
New Cloud Server
The decision to extend browser-based access to our other products allows us to reposition the Cloud Server with a brand new feature-set. Cloud Server becomes a connection broker to all other NoMachine servers and foreign hosts and sits at the top of the NoMachine product hierarchy in the eponymous product suite. It consolidates the entire NoMachine server stack, providing centralized access to all other servers in the NoMachine infrastructure.
Streamlined product families
Linux virtual desktop is now exclusive to the Linux Terminal Server family with Enterprise Terminal Server at the helm, replacing both Enterprise Server and Cloud Server for Linux version 5 when used to run virtual Linux desktop sessions. Enterprise Terminal Server offers load-balancing of Terminal Server Nodes and failover as its predecessors did with the additional bonus of browser-based access.
From version 6, the standalone Workstation and Terminal Server products can function as servers of Cloud Server. Customers using either of these products in version 5, or earlier, as nodes in their NoMachine cluster have the option to replace them with Terminal Server Nodes. Enterprise Desktop continues to provide remote desktop access on Linux, Windows and Mac, and function as a server of Cloud Server.
Support for H.264 codec in WebRTC sessions
More exciting news for users connecting to the remote desktop via the browser. Web-based sessions can be streamed using the H.264 encoder on the server, provided the browser on the connecting client also supports the codec. Benefits of using H.264 encoding are reduced bandwidth usage and less CPU consumption - useful for less powerful computers and where network conditions are not as favourable as expected.
Great news for NoMachine users who roam between networks at the office. NoMachine automatically tries to reconnect you when the connection is lost. So for users who move between WIFI networks whilst working or when the connecting client goes into sleep mode, NoMachine handles the reconnection without the need for user intervention.
Easily toggle your desktop's sharing availability
Access to the local desktop and requests to connect can now be easily disabled for as long as the owner chooses, or until the desktop is closed, without having to stop the NoMachine services entirely.
Automatic detection for Proxy server
NoMachine detects whether there is a Proxy server in place on the local network through which outgoing traffic has to be tunneled. This is especially useful for those connecting from home and have configured a proxy server to screen their IP address, or when connecting from networks which have a logon requirement in order to gain access.
Raspberry has officially been added to our list of supported platforms. Both RPi2 and RPi3 models can be used as connecting clients as well as pocket-sized servers. Depending on your set-up and needs you can choose from NoMachine (free), Enterprise Client (free) and Enterprise Desktop.
Enhancements to clustered servers and failback mechanisms
Set-up of clustered environments is improved for admins with the use of GUIDs to identify failover clusters and facilitate installation of new servers to a NoMachine server federation. Additionally, primary and secondary roles can be restored according to connection saturation on the servers during failback.
Pre-configurable web sessions
Administrators can provide users with pre-configured connection files to easily connect their desktops and applications via web. It’s possible to define session type, screen resolution, display quality and more in advance to avoid customizing the session at every login. This allows admins to reduce manual configuration by the end user to the minimum.