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NoMachine (the free version) lets you access the physical desktop remotely and requires that the Xserver is running. You can also use NoMachine on a headless Linux server (without the need of having the X server running), more instructions are available here:

Any of the products from the Terminal Server range (e.g. Workstation or Terminal Server,, allows to create virtual desktop sessions. In this case it’s not necessary to have the Xserver running.

The free 3, NX Free Edition, worked as a terminal server limited to 2 users. This functionality is no longer available in the free version.