Thin clients are a great way to repurpose older PCs or get cheaper systems and still get a powerful network of workstations for schools or institutions with many different cubicles/offices for a fraction of the cost, both in cash, time and staff invested in its deploying and maintenance. However, just like any other computer, there are details that have to be worked out here and there. Tonight I'll give a tip about a particular implementation: LTSP plus Windows virtual machines with concurrent sessions over RDP (tested with Ubuntu 12.04 as a base OS and Windows 7 Ultimate as guest OS under Virtualbox).
Tag Archive for Windows
Gaming on Linux is a tricky subject. The platform has always been subject to bad video drivers, ever-changing APIs and haphazard support for Windows games in Wine, which has a tendency to support an application just fine in one version and then suffer a regression in the next. But recently this has completely changed due to the release of Steam.