NoMachine is a free remote desktop application that has tons of powerful features. With NoMachine you can access all your files and folders, watch DVD, 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 app even works with any USB controller, so you can play games remotely. NoMachine 6 brings a ton of exciting new features, including a revamp to our product families. Here is an overview of some of the most important improvements you can see in NoMachine 6.0 for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
Browser-based access for all business products
Web-based access is no longer unique to Cloud Server. This highly requested functionality is available in all Terminal Server and Cloud Server suite products. Remote users connecting from clientless endpoints can now connect to the desktop environment through 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 new set of features. Cloud Server becomes a connection broker with all other NoMachine servers and foreign hosts and ranks at the top of the NoMachine product hierarchy in the set of products of the same name. The entire NoMachine server stack is consolidated, providing centralized access to all other servers in the NoMachine infrastructure.
Optimized product families
The Linux virtual desktop is now exclusive to the Linux Terminal Server family with Enterprise Terminal Server at the helm, replacing Enterprise Server and Cloud Server for Linux version 5 when used to run Linux desktop virtual sessions. Enterprise Terminal Server offers Terminal Server node load balancing and failover as its predecessors did with the added benefit of browser-based access.
Server to server
Starting with version 6, standalone Workstation and Terminal Server products can function as Cloud Servers. Customers using any of these products in version 5 or earlier, as nodes in their NoMachine cluster have the option of replacing them with Terminal Server nodes. Enterprise Desktop continues to provide remote desktop access on Linux, Windows, and Mac, and serves as a Cloud Server.
H.264 codec support in WebRTC sessions
More exciting news for users connecting to remote desktop via browser. Web-based sessions can be streamed using the H.264 encoder on the server, as long as the browser on the connecting client also supports the codec. The advantages of using H.264 encoding are reduced bandwidth usage and lower CPU consumption, which is useful for less powerful computers and where network conditions are not as favorable as expected.
Good news for NoMachine users who roam between networks in the office. NoMachine automatically tries to reconnect you when the connection is lost. Therefore, for users who move between WIFI networks while working or when the connection client goes into sleep mode, NoMachine handles the reconnection without the need for user intervention.
Easily toggle your desktop sharing availability
Local desktop access and connection requests can now easily be disabled for as long as the owner chooses, or until the desktop is closed, without having to completely stop NoMachine services.
Automatic detection for Proxy server
NoMachine detects if there is a proxy server on the local network through which outgoing traffic must be tunnelled. This is especially useful for those who are connecting from home and have configured a proxy server to display their IP address, or when connecting from networks that have a login requirement to gain access.
Raspberry has officially been added to our list of supported platforms. The RPi2 and RPi3 models can be used as connection clients and as pocket servers. Depending on your configuration and needs, you can choose between NoMachine (free), Enterprise Client (free), and Enterprise Desktop.
Clustered server enhancements and recovery mechanisms
Clustered environment configuration is enhanced for administrators with the use of GUIDs to identify failover clusters and facilitate the installation of new servers in a federation of NoMachine servers. Additionally, the primary and secondary roles can be restored according to the connection saturation on the servers during failback.
Preconfigurable web sessions
Administrators can provide users with preconfigured connection files to easily connect their desktops and applications over the web. You can define session type, screen resolution, display quality, and more in advance to avoid customizing the session at each login. This allows administrators to minimize manual end-user configuration.