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    Avatarjuang3d
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    How can I allow two persons to concurrently connect to the same machine?

    I will explain better, at home we have a machine that has no desktop, we connect to it through the network, I setup that machine to allow a friend of mine to use it sometimes from his home, and I would like to be able to connect with him at the same time to share opinions of some things we are doing together.

    So it’s not a separate desktop or anything, it’s being both of us connected at the same time to the same desktop.

    I use Linux Mint for that computer, and I connect from my linux computer and he connects from home, from his windows computer, we both can connect separatedly without trouble, but if I try to connect a message appears telling him that if he accepts my connection he will have to disconnect himself, and if we both try to connect with the same username, then he gets directly disconnected.

    This is a physical display, because I have a tv connected to it.

    The linux desktop in both linux machines is Cinnamon (the default Mint desktop)

    What can we do to solve this?

    We use NoMachine free version.

    Thanks!

    #25209
    AvatarBritgirl
    Keymaster

    Two users connecting at the same time to a remote computer counts as two connections. With the free version installed on the remote computer you and your friend will not be able to connect at the same time, only separately. The free version allows one connection, so if you want two connections or more to the remote computer being, try Enterprise Desktop.

    How do I share my desktop with another user if I have the free version installed?
    https://www.nomachine.com/AR10K00703

    #25225
    Avatarjuang3d
    Participant

    Ok, thanks, I’ll look for another solution for that, but I prefer to keep using NoMachine free for my connection, it works very well 🙂

     

    Another question, if things go well I might consider the Enterprise Desktop option, it sys 44$/year, but it gives different pricing for different OS, what does this mean?

     

    If I purchase an Enterprise Desktop and we connect to a Linux machine from a Windows machine and a Linux machine (the case I explained) what should I purchase?

     

    Thanks.

    #25228
    AvatarBritgirl
    Keymaster

    Hi, compare the free and Enterprise Desktop option here: https://www.nomachine.com/remote-access-for-everyone

    it says 44$/year, but it gives different pricing for different OS, what does this mean?

    Hm, I’m not sure where you are looking. Perhaps you are seeing the pricing for the packs of 10 licenses which are geared towards corporate use? For one computer it’s enough to install one license. If you check the link I pasted, you can see it costs $44.50 regardless of whether it’s Windows, Mac, Linux or Raspberry 🙂

    what should I purchase?

    If you are connecting simultaneously from two computers/devices (whether it’s Linux, Windows or other supported operating system) you will need Enterprise Desktop for Linux on the remote computer you want to access. (I say Linux because you wrote that you are connecting to a Linux computer). NoMachine’s licensing model is what we call “per server” and that means the license is installed on the remote computer you want to connect to. So your set up will be:

    2 clients on which you install the free version or alternatively Enterprise Client.

    1 Enterprise Desktop on the remote computer you are connecting to (if you want more than one connection) OR the free version if one connection is enough.

    Take a look the FAQs here:  https://www.nomachine.com/faq, the first five are probably the answers you are looking for 🙂

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