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Announcing Preview 6 of NoMachine 4 Software

NoMachine announced today the latest release of their NoMachine 4 software. This release, besides fixing the relevant issues collected during previous testing phases, provides a restyled version of the Player and the long-awaited version of the Server for Windows and Mac. Additionally, the server packages now include the NoMachine Player software and a new administrative tool, the NoMachine Service GUI.

The NoMachine 4, Preview 6 release offers:

NoMachine for Windows and Mac OS X
The server version that connects to remote physical desktops on Windows and Mac OS X is also available for Linux. The free, basic version enables two concurrent connections.

Advanced Multimedia Infrastructure
The NoMachine audio infrastructure provides a seamless integration with all of the supported operating systems for streaming multimedia contents (audio, microphone, video). Compatibility with the audio infrastructure of NX Client and Server 3.5.0 is preserved.

Support for Kerberos Ticket Authentication
System login based on Kerberos authentication is available in NoMachine Player. Kerberos tickets requested on the NoMachine Server host are also supported. Tickets can be forwarded to sessions and used by applications relying on them.

Smartcard Authentication
Authentication with system login using a smartcard device and forward of the authentication to the server is now supported by NoMachine Player for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Support for SSHD Password Change Requests
When using the system login, which is now default, NoMachine Player and Web Player allow a change to the system password once it is expired or upon SSHD request.

New Management Tool
A new GUI tool, which is provided with server packages, enables easy local administration of services on the server side. It allows administrators to retrieve information, view logs, start/stop NoMachine services, modify listen ports and more. The NoMachine Service GUI can be accessed via the program menu.

The following features are not available as part of this preview release:

  • Resource sharing and printing support
  • Built-in session recording and playing
  • USB forwarding over the network
  • Support for SSHD password change request when using the NX login
  • Virtualization of smartcard device inside the session
  • Multi-node environments, profiles and guests users
  • Keyboard grabbing with NoMachine Player on Windows and Mac OS X
  • Management of profiles on a per-node basis via the NoMachine Server Manager web interface
  • Fast user switching when connecting to remote desktop on Windows or Mac OS X
  • NoMachine Server Manager and Web Player for Windows

NoMachine invites users to test NoMachine 4 Preview 6 with a free, 60-day trial. Preview testers can submit feedback and questions via any of the following channels: NoMachine website, @NXFollowers on Twitter, the official Facebook and Google+ pages.

Published Tuesday, April 10, 2012 6:28 AM by David Marshall
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