Getting Started With NX Client
What is NX Client?
NX Client is an application that uses a GUI to allow users to view a screen on a remote session. The GUI allows interaction with the computer using pictorial buttons (icons) controlled by a mouse. As opposed to the CLI (command line interface), where the commands have to be typed. The most widely used versions of a GUI is Microsoft Windows for PCs, OS X for Macintosh.
NX allows you to run remote X11 sessions even across the internet, making it possible to start sessions from clients running on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris platforms to servers running, at present, on Linux or Solaris.
Where can I download NX Client?
NX Client may be downloaded at NOMachine's download page and select the version your wish to install. Detailed instructions for NX Client installation can be found at NOMachine's website.
However, when using NX Client with the New Paltz Academic Computing Servers the New Paltz client key will need to imported. Simply follow the NX Client installation instructions for details.
More information about NX Client can be found at NX Client FAQ.
How do I connect to the Linux lab using NX Client?
You can begin a remote session on any computer with NX Client installed on the hard drive.
- Download NX Client from NOMachine's download page.
- If using a Windows operating system download NX Client for Windows
- If using a Linux operating system download NX Client for Linux
- If using a Macintosh operating system download NX Client for Mac OS X
- Create a configuration for the host that you want to connect to. (See the NX Client installation instructions for how to do this.)
- Import the Linux Lab client key. (Enter you lab username and password to download this file.)
- Launch NX Client, simply by clicking on the NX Client icon.