NoMachine and Netbeans11/21/2008
NoMachine offers a fantastic remote desktop product. If you need to perform serious work remotely, this is the best option I've found.
Unfortunately, I've been bitten by this bug that corrupted text while using Netbeans. Emacs worked fine, so I've been happily hacking away for some months. But the siren call of Java 6u10 finally drew me in and I had to find a workaround. They don't seem to have a forum or mailing list that I could find so, I'm posting this here.
Simply add this to your ~/netbeans-6.*/etc/netbeans.conf:
The reference page was helpful. This option disables offscreen pixmaps.