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"I am using ssh -X to display GUI apps locally.
Is there a better way to speedup this processes - something similar what NoMachine Nx server / client does?"

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"You don't need to SSH, of course. You can configure your X Server to accept connection via TCP from other remotes to display their apps on your display. Of course this is insecure due to the fact that SSH is not involved, but it would be a bit faster due to the lack of encryption. The amount of data being passed, however, is the real performance killer.

As for alternatives to NoMachine's NX Server, there is FreeNx and NeatX. I use NeatX with NoMachine's client, which works pretty well, even over VPN. These solutions compress the streams improving the performance quite a bit."