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LinuxWorld: Maxterm UT: The case against recycling - The MaxTerm UT is cheaper than a recycled 486

Jul 25, 2000, 23:01 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joshua Drake)

"It is a thin embedded device that runs Linux as its operating system and X as its graphical environment. UT stands for Universal Terminal, and after trying the MaxTerm on a customer site, I believe it has earned that distinction."

"The MaxTerm UT's software makes it a truly remarkable device. I am not talking about just Linux (that's a gimme) -- it has an ICA/RDP client (for connecting to Citrix or Microsoft's Windows 2000 Terminal Server), a 3270 client (for connecting to Mainframes), a terminal client that supports WY60 (for lots of text-based accounting apps), VT100 (the good old standby), Netscape (including Java), and much more. This device can connect to just about anything, and even supports PPP. Of course, you can get all this software for free, from vendors or via the Internet, but the MaxTerm has all the software you're likely to need pre-installed. If there is a piece of software it does not have, you can run it via X or ICA."

"Installing the MaxTerm UT on a client site is a breeze; you just unpack it and plug it in. You do have to configure your connections and tell the terminal whether you prefer a static configuration, BOOTP, or DHCP, but no software installation is necessary. As you know, installation can take a great deal of time, especially if you have numerous devices to install."

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