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eWeek: LTSP brings Linux to X Window desktops

Jul 02, 2001, 22:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roger Hartje)

Roger Hartje reviews the latest from the Linux Terminal Server Project and proclaims it potentially a useful corporate tool.

"Providing an economical migration path to back-end, server-based computing and centralized administration, Linux Terminal Server Project 2.08 is a stable open-source offering that converts virtually all major distributions of Linux into an X Window terminal server for thin clients."

"In eWeek Labs' tests, LTSP 2.08 was straightforward to set up and manage and could be a good way to advance Linux to desktop PCs at companies of all sizes. Although LTSP won't fit every user in a corporation, we see it as a good match for employees who spend most of their time in a mail client, browser or office application."

"As with most Linux-based systems, the training required for Microsoft Corp. Windows and Office systems administrators and users could get expensive. However, the ability to centrally administer desktops and the savings on licensing fees should offset these costs at many shops."

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