TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library


LTSP facinates me, and I can reckon use scenarios starting in Fall; in the meantime, I'm not able to test the server.

The Linux Terminal Server Project adds thin-client support to Linux servers. LTSP is a flexible, cost effective solution that is empowering schools, businesses, and organizations all over the world to easily install and deploy desktop workstations. A growing number of Linux distributions include LTSP out-of-the-box.

Shiny new thin-clients and legacy PCs alike can be used to browse the Web, send e-mail, create documents, and run other desktop applications. LTSP not only improves Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), but more importantly, provides increased value over traditional computing solutions. LTSP workstations can run applications from Linux and Windows servers.

Linux thin-clients have proven to be extremely reliable because tampering and viruses are virtually non-existent. It's distributed under the GNU General Public License, meaning it's free and always will be.

You'll find that LTSP has comprehensive free and professional support, and it's developed by a very active global community.

Does this seem like a viable patch project? Build notes from Core 11.1 to follow.

Tentative Build Notes: LTSP

Using documentation here.

Documentation for using with Windows DHCP server can be found here.'

I haven't been able to test the product of this build because I haven't access to the resources; I built the prototpye from TKL Core 11.1 running on TKLHub.

  1. Set hostname (nano /etc/hosts, nano /etc/hostname)
  2. echo udev hold | dpkg --set-selections
  3. apt-get install -y ltsp-server-standalone && ltsp-build-client
  4. restart

That seems to be aside from configuration of the network interface(s) (see docs linked above).

Jeremy's picture

Nice one Rik!

I reckon it's definately a viable TKLPatch. I'd be inclined to include DHCP though (to make it standalone). Just my 2c... :)


Thanks Jeremy, will do. MOTUs did a hell of a job with this one.

Jeremy's picture

Please excuse my ignorance...

MOTU? Masters Of The Universe?? :)

I've been dreaming of this for a while...

I've been working with LTSP servers for over 10 years (on and off), and every time I set up a new one, I've wished for a TKL-style appliance.  Have you got a working build?  I'll  be happy to test it.  I've only recently started with TKL, so I'm no help with the patch process, but I may be able to help a bit with the LTSP part.

Liraz Siri's picture

I reckon a TurnKey LTSP would be very useful

After many detours and blocking dependencies we're just about ready to get back to start pushing out the long overdue batch of new appliances. This would make a great addition!

I'm gonna get this one polished up

Thanks for the encouragement! Just what I needed. Perfect for currect context at school too.

Thanks for the useful article

Thanks for the useful article you provided. However, I thought that maybe someone can help me – last night my laptop got infected by “redirect virus”. The only solution I found is google redirect virus removal, but it’s not free. I’m really confused, because my windows 7 gets so many viruses daily and I don’t have a reliable antivirus. Maybe I should change my OS to Linux instead? Is it a good choice?

hey, I can help you remove

hey, I can help you remove the google redirect virus. here is the link to instructions to remove the google redirect virus: http://www.ehow.com/how_5842581_remove-google-redirect-virus.html and also if you don't have an good enough antivirus, you could try avast! free antivirus which is what I use on my computers. here is the link to avast! free antivirus: http://www.avast.com

On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 3:01 PM, TurnKey Linux <admin@turnkeylinux.org> wrote:

Jeremy's picture

I think Linux is a good choice

But it depends on your usage. If you just use your PC for web browsing, a bit of word processing and some multimedia then IMO Linux is a great choice. However if you have some particular Win software which doesn't run on Linux then it may not be so great for you. Many distros will run live (from USB or CD) so you can give them a bit of a test drive before you commit (although be aware that running live everything will be a bit more sluggish than when installed properly). Also you can usually 'dual-boot' which basically means you can install Linux alongside your existing Win install and choose at boot time which to boot into.

Regardless this discussion is not really relevant to this thread so I suggest if you want to discuss this further, start a new thread in the 'general section' rather than hijacking this thread. If you do, I'm happy to give you further suggestion.

Maybe you should try this

Maybe you should try this site: http://egoogleredirectvirusremoval.com - at the right there is a thread about "try manually". I managed to get rid of this spyware by that tutorial. Hope it helps ;)

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