Thin client question - (I think?)

Patton Echols p.echols at comcast.net
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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