LTSP 4.0 boasts enhanced functionality and flexibility
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -August 6, 2003 - In a move that will create more IT options for a variety of users, the Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) announced the release of LTSP 4.0. The latest version of LTSP's thin-client technology for Linux boasts faster configuration, more flexibility and smarter utilities.
"LTSP fulfills a critical need to have reliable, powerful, low-cost deployment options for Linux," said Jim McQuillan, LTSP project lead. "Version 4.0 delivers even more power and functionality for Linux-based thin clients"
LTSP 4.0 is built entirely from source, allowing more flexibility to run on different platforms and offers complete customization by the user. New features for LTSP 4.0 include an LTSP Build Environment, which allows administrators to build local applications and customize LTSP for their particular needs; smarter server configurations utilities and a faster build environment.
The latest version of LTSP has new utilities that make configuring the thin-client environment easier and delivers more power, speed and flexibility throughout the system. LTSP 4.0 also features new "Screen Scripts" that offer the administrator control over what applications run on an individual terminal and a more advanced file parser. LTSP 4.0 will now run on any Linux distribution that has a gcc compiler, increasing its flexibility.
"LTSP 4.0 allows administrators to customize every virtual terminal on its system to run different applications," said Ron Colcernian, LTSP project lead and president of DisklessWorkstations.com. "It was designed to give users, administrators and developers the highest flexibility and customizability possible."
LTSP's thin-client technology increases deployment options for business, education and government. LTSP 4.0 adds the functionality and power that enables Linux to run thin clients successfully. It is the standard for thin client technology for Linux.