Linked by Nik Tripp on Mon 2nd Mar 2009 21:40 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE IT solutions companies have been generating lots of buzz regarding thin clients basically since the early 1990s, but have yet to really penetrate into many suitable environments. These relatively cheap computer appliances carry broad promises like energy efficiency, space efficiency, and centralized maintenance and data storage. These claims could sound like the computer industry equivalent of snake oil. Kiwi-LTSP, a combination of KIWI imaging technology and Linux Terminal Server Project, is one open source solution for thin client servers.
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Thats similar to what I do. I setup diskless linux systems to start rdesktop on boot and log into a windows 2003 server to run apps. Works very well, but the systems can take forever to boot because the linux server they boot from isn't that great in terms of hardware. However, its not that important because once they are up performance is fine and the windows server has much better hardware.

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