2X ThinClientOS is a Debian-based GNU/Linux operating system with a small footprint, optimised for remote desktop computing. It features auto-detection capabilities similar to Knoppix. It boots directly to a login manager which, when coupled with the ThinClientServer, redirects users to a remote RDP/ICA/NX desktop.
The distribution can be booted via PXE, CD or installed to a hard disk or flash disk. Updates to the distribution are managed through the ThinClientServer web interface. 2X ThinClientOS requires 2X ThinClientServer to boot up; ThinClientServer is a commercial product, though it is free for up to five thin clients.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· The new 2X OS v7.1 offers both simple and advanced desktop implementation depending on the user experience requirements and hardware capacities. The Simple Desktop Manager for compact installations between 1 GB and 1.5 GB enables a full operating system to run on older hardware or even from a USB stick! This implementation has very little memory usage and is also suitable for very low specification thin clients.
· The Advanced Desktop Manager features local applications such as a media player, text editor, task manager, calculator and file manager to reduce the need for bandwidth and at the same time improve the multimedia experience.
· The 2X Advanced Desktop Manager is typically used with thin client and tablet devices that offer higher hardware performance or with Pc’s that are converted to thin clients. The all new Version 7.1 boasts improved performance and is packaged with a number of new exciting features that will run as background processes in the 2X OS like the Session Messenger, a notification utility which informs users of any newly launched processes, the refreshed Connection Manager and the updated v11.64 Opera Web Browser which offers great stability and performance.
· Within the coming months, 2X OS v7.1 will be fully integrated with 2X Software’s Client Manager for 2X ApplicationServer XG. This combines the best in Application Delivery, Virtual Desktop Management (VDI) and Client Management from an all-in-one platform. The 2X ClientManager will replace the existing 2X ThinClientServer product and allow customers with a valid 2X Upgrade Insurance to seamlessly upgrade to 2X ApplicationServer XG Plus which than includes the 2X ClientManager.