eWeek: LTSP brings Linux to X Window desktops
Jul 02, 2001, 22:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roger Hartje)
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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."