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.


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 Davis's picture

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 Davis's picture

MOTU? Masters Of The Universe?? :)

Liraz Siri's picture

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!
Timothy's picture

hey, I can help you remove the google redirect virus. here is the link to instructions to remove the google redirect virus: 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:

On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 3:01 PM, TurnKey Linux <> wrote:

Jeremy Davis's picture

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.

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