Upgrade to 2X ThinClientServer and Eliminate VISTA Activation

2X ThinClientServer 4.0 provides users with Windows applications without the need for VISTA or XP at the desktop.

London, UK, Jan. 11, 2007 -- 2X ThinClientServer version 4 aims to help network administrators with the upcoming Vista upgrade. Administrators can use 2X ThinClientServer to deploy a secure, centrally managed Linux desktop which runs any Windows application (including Vista applications) via RDP.

2X ThinClientServer deploys a small-footprint, Linux-based OS to old PCs, new low-cost PCs, and to popular thin-client devices. Thin clients always boot the latest version of the OS from the ThinClientServer. Hardware and connection settings (including resolution, logging, and more) are retrieved from the server when the client logs on, making thin clients easy to manage.

Users' connection settings such as Terminal Server name, type (RDP, Citrix ICA, or NX), screen resolution, and more can be managed centrally via the Web-based management interface. There is no need to push out these connection settings to the thin client devices, because they are retrieved when the user logs on.

Most thin-client management software can only configure connection settings based on device. 2X ThinClientServer links connection settings to Active Directory/LDAP usernames, groups, or OU's (organizational units). This reduces the administration involved with adding users and managing roaming users.

Other features include:

  • Converts existing PCs to thin clients

  • Thin clients can boot via PXE, CD ROM, floppy, or hard disk

  • Supports virtually all thin clients and computer hardware via advanced auto detection

  • Supports local media and printers

  • Multiple full desktops per thin client

  • Support for 2X and CITRIX published desktops and applications

  • New hardware support with Linux kernel 2.6.18.1

  • Advanced usage reporting tool

2X ThinClientServer is platform independent -- it is available for both Windows and Linux. On Windows, Windows 2000, 2003 server, XP, and VISTA are supported. On Linux, RedHat Enterprise 4, SUSE Enterprise Server 9.x, and Fedora 3/4 are supported. The Windows version includes a TFTP server for deployment of the OS.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing starts from as little as $595 for managing up to 25 thin clients, $1,145 for 50 thin clients, and $3,595 for 250 thin clients. More information and a free trial version of the product are available at http://www.2x.com/thinclientserver/.

About 2X

2X Software Ltd. develops software for the server-based computing market. For more information visit: http://www.2x.com