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NoMachine Enterprise Client (NX) installation for Windows, Mac and Linux


The NoMachine (NX) product allows for a remote desktop connection to a Linux system. This document will detail the installation and configuration of the NoMachine Player.

Note: You must use the NX version 4 Beta 2 client. Although this is a Beta Release, our testing indicates that it is stable enough for regular use.

Step 1

Download the software for NoMachine Enterprise Client 4 by selecting the appropriate link from the list found here. Be certain you download from the section marked NoMachine Enterprise Client.

Perform the installation of the player:

  • Windows will install like most Windows applications.
  • Mac packaging will reveal a NoMachine.pkg file that can then be installed.
  • Linux systems can use either the RPM or DEB installation package as appropriate for your system.

Step 2

Run the NX Enterprise Client. This will take you through a few pages of information. Once you no longer need this information, you can check the box to not show them again.

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Step 3

The first time you run the NX Client you will need to add a computer. This is the host that you will be connecting to. Select the Add Computer icon.

Add Computer

Enter a name for your connection followed by the hostname Be sure to select SSH and not NX for the protocol. Select Continue.

Enter computer information

Select Connect to complete the connection.


You will then be prompted for your authentication credentials. Enter the username and password provided by your instructor. Select Ok.

Authenticating user

Once connected you will need to select the icon for Create a new virtual desktop.


There will be several pages of information about how to use the connection. Like the initial pages, you can choose to not display them again by selecting Don’t show this message again.

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After that you should have your Ubuntu desktop and you are ready to work!

Ubuntu desktop