Want to run Konqi from a Windows XP desktop? Want to use KDE's marvellous Quanta Plus Web editor from inside Windows? Not that you particularly like XP -- it's just that you have no choice. Well, with NX now you can. I've compiled some
background info on how to achieve this, including some nice and revealing screenshots:
Konqi on WinXP 1,
Konqi on WinXP 2,
Quanta on WinXP,
KDE Session on WinXP.
KDE supporters of the "Office Productivity" booth at LinuxTag are preparing
to show off this very cool application of remote X. It uses a new,
highly efficient compression technology that allows one to run a full KDE session (or single application) remotely and display locally even over a 9600 baud modem link. A KDE
startup may transfer as little as 35K across the wire, while a remote
"vanilla" X session would use as much as 3.5M.
NoMachine are also trying to gain recognition in the "Guiness Book of World Records" by having more than 100 users concurrently connected to their application
server, each running a full KDE desktop session with KOffice.
The server will be named "desktop.linuxtag.org" and will be officially online on Sunday 13th from 13:00
to 14:00, and also available for training and testing on Friday the 11th.
As an aside, running GNOME on this server is also possible. Perhaps there
will be 50 GNOME/OpenOffice.org and 50 KDE/KOffice sessions in parallel, joining
forces to win the record against Citrix
MetaFrame... Stay tuned!