OPEN THIN CLIENT
openThinClient is an open source thin client solution. It includes a Java-based management software and a Java-based server component. The software can be downloaded from the internet free of charge and is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GNU-GPL). openThinClient is being developed to administrate medium to large numbers of thin clients.
open ThinClient provides a comprehensive Java based GUI which enables administrators to manage all aspects of the thin clients in their network. On top of that it makes the integration of LDAP or MS ADS possible.
Server centralized, reduces administrative work to a minimum.
It only needs a NIC that supports PXE, but no local mass storage like Flash or HDD.
It saves all config files in the LDAP database which is integrated in the openThinClient server or in a MS ADS.
Written in Java which enables the software to run on many different platforms.
It is open source.
The openThinClient OS is based on an Ubuntu (operating system) Linux distribution which has been optimized for devices without hard disks.
Booting and configuration are based on protocols like LDAP, DHCP, PXE, TFTP, NFS.