Remote Linux desktop


Linux Terminal Server Project

LTSP is not an RDP server and cannot be used as a free alternative to Windows Server running Terminal Services. LTSP is used to manage diskless thin clients that boot from the network.

LTSP - Linux Terminal Server Project - v4.1 "LTSP is best thought of as a complete distribution of Linux. It's a distribution that sits on top of a host distribution. The Host distro can be any Linux distro that you want. In fact, there's no real requirement that the host be running Linux. The only requirement is that the host system needs to be able to serve NFS (Network File System). Almost any Unix system can handle that. In fact, even some versions of Microsoft Windows can be configured to work as a LTSP server."

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NoMachine NX

"NoMachine NX is a Terminal Server and Remote Access solution based on a comprising set of enterprise class open source technologies. Thanks to the outstanding compression, session resilience and resource management developed on top of the X-Window system, and the integration with the powerful audio, printing and resource sharing capabilities of the Unix world, NoMachine NX makes it possible to run any graphical application on any operating system across any network connection as if you were sitting in front of your computer."


"NX is an exciting new technology for remote display. It provides near local speed application responsiveness over high latency, low bandwidth links. The core libraries for NX are provided by NoMachine under the GPL. FreeNX is a GPL implementation of the NX Server."

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