[TriLUG] OSS citrix alternative? VNC, perhaps?
ryan.leathers at globalknowledge.com
Fri Jun 17 08:59:38 EDT 2005
Not OSS, but a much cheaper alternative to Citrix for Windows only
environments is Tarantella Terminal Server Edition.
Check out http://www.tarantella.com
We use the SGD product here, with excellent results.
Greg Brown wrote:
>Hey all, got a call from a buddy in Florida asking me about OSS
>alternatives to Citrix. This is WAAAY outside of my comfort zone as I
>know next to nothing about Citrix, or VNC for that matter (past having
>used it once or twice).
>Buddy Jeff is opening a second office and he wants to keep his servers
>and data at the primary office (I know very few of the actual facts
>past this). Assuming his applications are on Windows servers what are
>his options here? Can he run a Linux desktop with a VNC connection
>back to his primary office over a WAN connection and pull up a Win
>"desktop" with access to his business apps? I'd even like to know if
>that is possible.
>I am sure that even with a good size point-to-point circuit this type
>of operation would be painfully slow, or would it? Has anyone
>installed anything like this before?
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