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To answer your questions, yes, NoMachine can do all of that 🙂 That’s exactly what it’s for. By installing NoMachine for Linux on the server you want to transform you will be able to access it remotely and all the data that is on it. It will be as if you were sitting in front of your computer at home: work on documents, listen to your tracks, watch your movies, transfer files to where you are and so on.
To get started you can refer to: https://www.nomachine.com/getting-started-with-nomachine
Other tutorials are in the support tab of the website, scroll down until you get to Documents & Tutorials.
Based on what you have written, there is no need for a huge amount of RAM. There should be enough to run a system. 1GB should do though you could probably get by with less than that. Red Hat is among the supported distros, as is Fedora.
The software is designed to work on computers with minimal HW requirements. Although the software may work with inferior CPUs or reduced RAM, for best performance NoMachine recommends you match the listed requirements.
- Intel Core2 Duo, AMD Athlon Dual-Core or equivalent
- 1 GB RAM
- 74 MB free disk space
- Network connection (either a LAN, or Internet link: broadband, cable, DSL, etc.)
If you are using NoMachine for Android as your client, not all services will be available such as printing and smartcard authentication.