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Thin Clients


Have you looked at the documentation on the Linux Terminal Server Project? I
think there are some great guidelines (some on the mailing list, some
offsite under "In the Press").

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael MacDonald" <michael.macdonald6 at>
To: <discuss at>
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2003 10:12 PM
Subject: Thin Clients

> Hello,  I figured I would post here. I've attended about 8 or so BLU
> meetings so I may have met a few of you a while back but I usually
> remain mute on the mailing list however I have few questions regarding
> thin clients.  I have a client who wants to set up between 4-8
> (possibily more) very low profile computers just for the purpose of
> internet browsing and word processing, naturally we will be using a
> Linux solution.   I have setup other text terminals under linux and i've
> also forwarded X sessions to older 486s, however i haven't much
> experience with graphic terminals or thin clients in general.  The setup
> i'm looking to do would involve one Linux server forwarding a GDM
> session to each thin client.  I've done a bit of research but i'm still
> unsure what brand/type of thin client would be the best approach.   Can
> Sun Rays provide this or do I need a Solaris server?  Also is this any
> brand someone might recommend, I'd like to accomplish this as cheap as
> possible but I don't mind spending extra money for better hardware.
> I've looked on eBay and found NCD Exploras, Sun Rays, Wyse terminals,
> and other brands ranging from 40-250 dollars.   Obviously i'd assume the
> thin client I buy would have to support X11, correct?  Any hardware or
> setup suggestions?
> Thanks in advance,
> Michael MacDonald
> macado at
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