Linked by Olivier Fourdan on Mon 27th Sep 2004 04:35 UTC
Xfce This summer, in the beginning of August, HP has released a new Linux based thin client. Unlike the other models from the "t5000" line of HP thin clients which use Microsoft Windows CE as their embedded operating system, the "t5515" is based on the Linux operating system. This is also, to my knowledged, the first device that is using Xfce for its graphical user interface.
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RE: Having a point
by jofas on Tue 28th Sep 2004 03:26 UTC

Roberto: Multiple VNC viewers do not constitute multiple processes. It's multicast; everyone gets the same data at the same time. Not the same thing as multiple terminal connections and it's still only one single server (host) process anyway. You couldn't configure a VNC server so that multiple users could work on that server simultaneously, opening files and programs, etc.

Olivier: Correct, LTSP isn't Windows, hence the acronym Linux Terminal Server Project. This same acronym reveals that LTPS is also not a client, but a server that hosts heavier applications so that clients only need be able to run X. The rest is done by the server.

What I meant was that it would have been nice to see tests involving HP thin client and a Linux or UNIX terminal server. This would have been great for us to see, particularily because those of us who actually work with thin clients have never seen an HP thin client built specifically with and for Linux/UNIX!

It's like reviewing a hard drive by only powering it up without ever attaching the data cable.

Forgive me for expecting a technical review.