Linux Terminal Service Project (LTSP) Supports MANY Desktops

and can provide a platform for providing desktops environments in many different ways.

LTSP already comes with these client scripts:

  • kiosk – Firefox running locally on thin client.
  • ldm – desktop running remotely on local server.
  • menu – Interactive Menu
  • shell – Drop to root shell running locally on thin client.
  • ssh – Secure Shell for remote terminal on local or remote server.
  • telnet – unsecure ssh 😉 running remotely on local or remote server.
  • xdmcp – Raw Xorg linux desktop running remotely on server.
  • xfreerdp – RDP for desktop running remotely on local or cloud server.
  • xterm – xterm terminal running locally on thin client.

This has been furthered by my BoXen Linux project to include:

  • freerdp-nightly – Nightly builds of xfreerdp to take advantage of Microphone redirection and the latest graphics codecs.
  • rdpgui – Gui for displaying a welcome website, and to prompt for credentials when using xfreerdp-nightly.
  • vdi – KVM-VDI LTSP client, see github.com/Seitanas/kvm-…
  • vnc – VNCviewer for remote desktop on local or remote or computers.
  • spice – virt-viewer for KVM Virtualization software. Can provide remote access to local or remote desktops of ANY kind you can virtualize.
  • X2go – remote Linux desktop on remote server

LTSP seems to be a very good way of serving desktops.

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