X2Go

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X2Go is an open source remote desktop software for Linux that uses the NX technology protocol. 

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X2Go can be used to access PC desktops, but its main use case is providing secure standalone remote sessions via ssh.

The server package must be installed on a Linux host; client packages can be run on Linux, OS X, or Windows.

X2Go was started 2006 as a network solution for a Bavarian high school (Gymnasium) by Oleksandr Shneyder and Heinz-M. Graesing.

The name X2Go was choosen later as the first drafts were nameless. Phoca–the projects mascot–was invented 2006. Started as a PXE Boot Thin Client Environment, the client now is available for different desktops and operating systems.

2010 Mike Gabriel started his work on a python library and later on the pyhoca client. Members of the University of Erlangen joined the team 2010 and helped a lot with packaging and the new thin client environment.

We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used X2Go and it worked pretty smoothly  🙂 🙂