04-01-2010, 03:26 AM
I had played with xrdp not so many years ago, but it was still not robust. I saw an article in a recent magazine for rh to install xrdp. Figured maybe they finally had it together. Time to try it again. With the debian box I just set up, i did a sudo apt-get install xrdp and viola I had a linux terminal server without all the challenges and perks of ltsp. Grant you this is not secure computing, but awesome anyway. This means that mswhindows, macs and other linux boxes can access the server with a desktop view of the server. The real advantage is that you can get cheapo 5-10 dollar thin clients that support rdp and set up a whole office on the cheap.. You would still have to get monitors, but people are dumping old vga's all the time. The best part is of the energy saving on the thin clients. This wuld be awesome for a small office/business or even a day care center. I think there is even a rdp client for dos. perfect for a really old machine.