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  • #25260
    Gatos
    Participant

    Hey

    I’ve been using NoMachine for about three years for personal use.
    The performance of NX vs any RDP over high latency networks is mind blowing, I’ve been gaming over 200ms 1% packet lost and still enjoyed it.

    I’ve been getting more and more request to set up a “computer” (VM) for people, what I’m wondering is how does the licencing on NoMachine work?

    I’ve read through some of the products that NoMachine offers, but non of them seems to apply to my needs, since I’m doing p2p (where I’m the peer (the one hosting all the servers) and the other peer is the client), there’s no traffic going to NoMachine’s services.

    My basic idea is to set up 10-15 VM and let clients connect to my VM’s for a small fee .
    What I want is the clients to only need to install the free version of NoMachine, and connect to all the VMs, what I don’t want is NoMachine to sue me because I used their free version of the servers for monetary gain.

    So the question is how would “me hosting all the servers” impact the “non commercial use”, and what plan would I need to comply with the license?

    #25279
    Britgirl
    Keymaster

    Hi, the equivalent to the free version for a commercial environment is Enterprise Desktop (installed on the VMs), so we do have a product that caters for your needs (enabling access to virtual machines that you are hosting πŸ˜‰ ) The moment you start using it for monetary gain, it is no longer personal use IMHO, but you can talk to Sales and see what they say – https://www.nomachine.com/contact-request.

    You can compare the two products here: https://www.nomachine.com/remote-access-for-everyone

    The users that are going to access your virtual machines using NoMachine can either use the free version or ifΒ  they prefer the can install Enterprise Client (also freely available to download). It doesn’t matter.

    My two cents, if you are going to create 10-15 VMs and provide access to all/some of them using NoMachine, you should buy a pack of 10. That works out at $24.50 per year.

    #25322
    Gatos
    Participant

    Thank you for the reply.

    It wasn’t very clear to me what the different versions/options did as this is the first time I’m shopping for commercial software 😁
    One thing I knew, it wasn’t going to be “personal use” anymore.

    I got a question about the 10 packs though/need clarification just to make sure.
    Do I understand it correctly that if I buy the 10pack version for Windows, it means I can only install that version on Windows VMs? and if I had some VMs running Linux/MacOS I’d need to buy those packages individually?

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    Also slightly unrelated the “number of connection” saying it was unlimited on all the products was puzzling, because I’ve encountered some times where I’m able to have two users on the same VM via the free version of client/server, I’ve tried multiple times to implement it on my different machines, because it would be really cool… though I’m guessing that’s actually a bug and not something I need to set up.
    (believe me I tried to figure out what I was doing wrong since it “wasn’t working”!)

    It has only happened on Windows machines and I don’t know how to replicate itΒ  to register a bug report (or else I’d be using it all day every day), but I figured I’d mention it and you guys do what ever you want with that info πŸ™‚

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    Anyway I think I got a better idea of what I’ll need, I’ll wait for some confirmation on the pack for different OS, but it looks like I won’t need to look for another remote desktop options, since I already have a product here that I know works, and I’ve been using for enough time that I can trust it would work for commercial use πŸ™‚

    #25337
    Britgirl
    Keymaster

    If you are logged in to the OS locally (ie. not via NoMachine software), then it is possible to have a user connect (via NoMachine or Enterprise Client) πŸ™‚ This is still only one connection for us. Maybe this is what happened.

     

    Do I understand it correctly that if I buy the 10pack version for Windows, it means I can only install that version on Windows VMs? and if I had some VMs running Linux/MacOS I’d need to buy those packages individually?

    That is correct. Unfortunately, whilst it’s possible to select a mix of Linux distros for the remote servers, you can’t mix Win/Mac and Linux. You would need to opt for individual ones BUT talk with the sales team about pricing because special arrangements can be made.

    Happy nomachining!

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