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NoMachine Raises Bar on Remote Desktop Access With NoMachine Version 5
Latest software release reveals native look & feel, screen blanking for additional privacy and many other enhancements and refinements
2015-10-01 by: Sarah Dryell

Luxembourg, October 1st, 2015 - NoMachine, a leading provider of remote desktop and application delivery solutions, today announced the official release of NoMachine 5, which further refines the NoMachine experience and introduces a series of exciting new enhancements.

NoMachine 5 marks a wave of new features for consumers and businesses. This release adds international language support, screen blanking and interface refinements for Windows, Mac and Linux. It also delivers new features for an even better remote experience, and introduces functionality aimed at administrators such as centralized remote node management via the NoMachine GUI.

The most prominent features and enhancements of NoMachine 5:

Native GUI
The NoMachine interface has been given a native look-and-feel on all platforms. The traditional 'Dark' theme is still available as optional in the NoMachine Player Preferences.

Support for international languages has been added with menus and dialogs now available in French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Portuguese and German. Further languages will be coming in later versions.

Improved multi-monitor support
Users of applications scattered across multiple monitors can switch between the available remote displays or merge all displays on a single screen. The handy keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Alt-I additionally identifies the displays by number, particularly useful for remote set-ups with numerous monitors.

Maximum freedom in display resolution
Dynamically changing the resolution of your remote desktop to fit your specific requirements is easier thanks to the introduction of a 'Resolution' slider in the refined 'Display settings' menu. Moreover, in remote desktop sessions to multi-monitor set-ups, users can even set a custom resolution per display.

Screen blanking
Protect privacy and hide screen content by blanking the host display. It's also possible to prevent unwanted user input by locking input devices during a remote desktop session. This is particularly useful for unattended remote computers to prevent others from entering data or viewing the monitor while you are remotely accessing it.

Full support for headless Linux servers
NoMachine can easily be installed on headless Linux servers out-of-the-box. Connecting to a headless Linux server, such as a Linux desktop running in a datacenter or in a cloud provider environment, no longer requires manual configuration.

Kerberos ticket-based authentication via NX protocol
Support for Kerberos ticket-based authentication is extended to connections via the NX protocol. Enterprise users can select from SSH, System Login and NX Login in the connection GUI and start the connection without having to enter credentials.

Unmatched performance
Sophisticated algorithms refine the screen to recreate crisp original colors without impacting on performance. NoMachine can take advantage of the graphics card capabilities server-side, effectively reducing CPU consumption. Support for Nvidia cards with Maxwell architecture has also been added.

Optimized remote node management
Once connected to a remote server, NoMachine administrators can add and remove nodes directly via the Player GUI rather than executing operations via the command line.

Extended support for remote X-Window hosts
Any remote Unix server supporting the X-Windows protocol, including Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, BSD and Linux, is treated as a NoMachine node and added to the cluster network just by using the administration GUI.

For a complete list of features implemented and enhancements, readers can consult the official software update announcement on the NoMachine website:

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About NoMachine Products
A complete line of products is available to cover a wide range of remote computing scenarios on a number of platforms. The free remote desktop product NoMachine, for individual use, is freely available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux (including ARM devices such as Raspberry Pi) and offers users secure access to their computer. NoMachine is a game-changer in the remote computing arena, offering an intuitive remote access and desktop sharing solution with multimedia support, device redirection, session recording and playback, file-transfer, bidirectional printing and much more.

For organizations, the NoMachine for the Enterprise suite, which includes flagship product NoMachine Enterprise Server with failover capabilities and a number of other products tailored for small/medium businesses, offers a comprehensive solution range to satisfy most remote desktop and application delivery needs. The products aimed at organizations are divided into two families: Enterprise Server and Terminal Server for Linux.

About NoMachine
NoMachine, renowned for its application delivery and hosted desktop deployment for Linux environments, also extends its remote desktop capabilities to Windows and Mac consumers. NoMachine revolutionizes the way users access their computing resources across the Internet to make desktop access as easy and widespread as Web browsing regardless of location or the network environment. For more information visit