2X releases 2X Terminal Server
03-10-2006 - John Hatcher
"If Linux is going to happen on the desktop, it will require a terminal server approach such as that of 2X Terminal Server for Linux. Only with the more advanced thin client approach, will Linux be able to outdo Windows fat clients in a company's network. 2X is proud to contribute to this by opening the source code of its terminal server software for Linux," said Nikolaos Makris, CEO 2X.
The 2X TerminalServer is based on the open source NX X-Windows compression protocol. X-Windows is highly bandwidth-intensive and therefore does not scale well or run over low bandwidth connections. The NX protocol on the other hand, compresses the X-Window protocol and enables users to run a complete Linux desktop and Linux / Windows applications over slow dial-up links. On LANs, it means a much higher number of clients can be supported without affecting network speed.