2X Opens Source Code to its NX-Based Terminal Server for Linux

2X TerminalServer for Linux provides companies and users with a secure, personal Linux desktop, accessible from anywhere in the world.

Frankfurt, Germany, 30 August 2006 -- 2X today announced the release of 2X TerminalServer for Linux, an open source terminal server for Linux, which enables users to run a Linux desktop and Linux/Windows applications over any type of connection.

"If Linux is going to happen on the desktop, it will require a terminal server approach such as that of 2X Terminal Server for Linux. Only with the more advanced thin client approach will Linux be able to outdo Windows fat clients in a company's network. 2X is proud to contribute to this by opening the source code of its terminal server software for Linux," said Nikolaos Makris, CEO 2X.

The 2X TerminalServer is based on the open source NX X-Windows compression protocol. X-Windows is highly bandwidth-intensive and therefore does not scale well or run over low bandwidth connections. The NX protocol on the other hand, compresses the X-Window protocol and enables users to run a complete Linux desktop and Linux/Windows applications over slow dial-up links. On LANs, it means a much higher number of clients can be supported without affecting network speed.

Linux is ideally suited for thin client/server-based computing, because it was designed from the ground up to be multi-user. Application conflicts are therefore less likely and management is made easier.

Benefits and features of 2X TerminalServer

  • Eliminate fat client management and save on administration

  • Provide users with a more reliable & secure environment

  • Empower users to telework from anywhere in the world

  • Reduce the risk of viruses & security breaches by running a Linux desktop

  • Switch to Linux and save big on Microsoft licenses

  • Uses SSH for optimum security of all connections

  • Use 2X TerminalServer for graphical remote server management

  • Available for RedHat, SUSE and more.

For more information about 2X TerminalServer visit: The product is available for download at:

About 2X

2X Software Ltd -- 2X -- develops software for the booming server-based computing market. Thin-client computing controls spiraling PC management costs, centralizes application and desktop management, improves security and performance and allows users to work remotely. For more information visit:

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