NoMachine Workstation for RPi?

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  • #22806
    Avatarpaoletto
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    Hi, I was wondering if there’s any plan to release NoMachine Workstation for Linux/ARM or RPi, and/or whether it’s already available.

    I was considering to replace a number of Intel NUCs with the upcoming RPi4, which, among other things, is supposed to be much more performant than the Atom-based nucs i have, but no NX-workstation availability is a bit ofย  a showstopper for me.

    I’m evaluating whether to switch to VNC or just stay on x86.. Eventually i would probably try with VNC, which in general has decent performance, but if NX-workstation would be available, then that’d be perfect.
    Oh, if you wonder why regular nx is not an option, well, because in my experience the h264-compressed video streaming has generally performed worse than VNC, for me, while the “light” protocol (from nx3 times) is still far superior to everything else available for Linux

    #22846
    AvatarBritgirl
    Keymaster

    H.264 streaming is more optimized for multimedia content, where X11 Vector Graphics Mode (which is what you prefer) is used for non-video contents like textual elements.

    More information about that is here: https://www.nomachine.com/AR02L00779

    NoMachine Workstation on Raspberry may be possible. You need to contact our Sales Team ๐Ÿ™‚ We didn’t make it available at the time of adding support for RPi initially because the HW couldn’t cope with running up to 4 virtual desktops (which is what the Workstation provides), but now that the HW has improved, it’s worth exploring. Our tests show that RPi3 can run no more than 3 virtual desktop sessions in low resolution, plus 1 physical desktop session. RPi4, on the other hand, is much more powerful and our initial tests are looking very positive ๐Ÿ™‚

    #22847
    Avatarpaoletto
    Participant

    Thanks for the detailed answer! I keep my fingers crossed then! ๐Ÿ™‚

    #22858
    AvatarBritgirl
    Keymaster

    If you are interested in evaluating the Workstation before purchasing, please contact our sales team via the Contact Us link in the footer ๐Ÿ˜‰

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