* Ragnar Wisløff <email@example.com> [050127 16:50]:
> I've just had my first session with FreeNX in an LTSP environment today. First
> impressions are mixed. The compression is impressive, for flash movies more
> than 100x. But for interactive sessions the latency renders the page almost
> useless. The colour depth is less, some icons are off and text is misplaced
> sometimes. General responsitivity is less than with a clean X session. There
> are bound to be tradeoffs, of course.
> From what I understand, the protocol used is diffed pngs, which explain why
> things look a bit strange.
> The load on the server when showing graphics intensive apps like flash is
> about the same with and without nx. In other apps it's higher.
> The setup was a Sarge based server with LTSP 4.1, packages for NX client built
> in LBE, and a Sarge package for freenx server side as shown on the Ubuntu web
> site. It was a breeze to make work, but a few rough edges during the login
> Does it use less bandwidth? Definitely.
> Is it useful? Perhaps. Not definitely.
Ralf is using NX very often, perhaps he will demonstrate
something while the developer meeting ;-)
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