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NewsForge: Linux Terminal Server Project Releases 4.2

Apr 11, 2006, 18:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP), which makes it easy to connect thin client terminals to a Linux server, announced the 4.2 release of the software at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo. The new release adds improved local device support, reduces memory requirements, and offers scanner and multi-head support and a 2.6 kernel.

"With improved local device support, users can plug in USB flash drives or other devices which are read across the network and can be used normally--just as if their thin client was a regular desktop computer. Project leader Jim McQuillan says that the goal of the project is to see to it that 'people aren't penalized for using a thin client' and that they can have the same type of experience as a normal desktop machine..."

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