Thin client question - (I think?)

Patton Echols p.echols at
Thu Feb 28 06:35:46 UTC 2008

On 02/25/2008 06:04 AM, Oliver Grawert wrote:
> hi,
> Am Freitag, den 22.02.2008, 23:11 -0800 schrieb Patton Echols:
>> 1. Do I have that about right?  Or am I missing some major piece of the 
>> puzzle.
>>     1.a. Would this be a Ubuntu thing for the clients?  Or something else.
> [1] will help you to get an ubuntu terminal server runing, that
> includes the opportunity to add a rdesktop client to it with some manual
> extra work (we include rdesktop by default from hardy on, former
> releases need some manual work), so your diskless clients would boot off
> the ubuntu server box but connect to the windows machine at login ...
> another option i know many people use in educational environments is to
> use wine or any other windows emulating software on an ubuntu LTSP
> server without involving a windows install at all if you only need a
> certain amount of apps ...
> in any case, the latter enables you to run MS software with single user
> licenses on a multiuser system without any technical probs (but ideed
> its illegal if you dont have the proper license (thus the mentioning of
> edu above, they usually have open licenses that allow such stuff))

Thank you for the thoughts  One concern is still having full function of 
the windows 2003 Small Business Server.  If the SBS has problems with 
the licensing, then it's a "no go."  We also have to not retrain workers 
- even a little.  Too much going on in the business.  Thanks though.

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