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2X has opened source code to its 2X TerminalServer for Linux,
allowing any company to run the software for free, as well as
contributing to its future development. The software is licensed
2X TerminalServer is a mature terminal server solution based on the
popular NX protocol, which enables users to run a Linux desktop and
Linux / Windows applications over any type of connection. A free
terminal server solution provides significant value to the Linux
community and will help justify a potential move to Linux on the
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For immediate release
2X Opens Source Code to its NX Based Terminal Server for Linux
2X TerminalServer for Linux provides companies and users with a
secure, personal Linux desktop, accessible from anywhere in the world.
Frankfurt, Germany, 30 August 2006 - 2X today announced the release
of 2X TerminalServer for Linux, an open source terminal server for
Linux, which enables users to run a Linux desktop and Linux / Windows
applications over any type of connection.
"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.
Leverages the lightning fast NX protocol: A compressed version of X
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.
Linux: The perfect multi-user OS
Linux is ideally suited for thin client/server-based computing,
because it was designed from the ground up to be multi-user.
Application conflicts are therefore less likely and management is
Benefits and features of 2X TerminalServer
* Eliminate fat client management and save on administration
* Provide users with a more reliable & secure environment
* Empower users to telework from anywhere in the world
* Reduce the risk of viruses & security breaches by running a Linux
* Switch to Linux and save big on Microsoft licenses
* Uses SSH for optimum security of all connections
* Use 2X TerminalServer for graphical remote server management
* Available for RedHat, SUSE and more.
For more information about 2X TerminalServer visit:
http://www.2x.com/terminalserver/. The product is available for
download at: http://www.2x.com/terminalserver/download.htm. User to
user support is available via the 2X forums at http://forums.2x.com.
2X Software Ltd - 2X - is a company developing software for the
booming server-based computing market. Thin client computing controls
spiraling PC management costs, centralizes application and desktop
management, improves security and performance and allows users to
work remotely. The company's product line includes: 2X
ThinClientServer Enterprise edition and PXES edition, 2X LoadBalancer
for Terminal Services/Citrix, 2X ApplicationServer for Windows
Terminal Services, 2X SecureRDP for Windows Terminal Services and 2X
TerminalServer for Linux. 2X is a privately held company with offices
in Frankfurt, Cyprus, UK and Malta. Its management team is backed by
years of experience in developing and selling network infrastructure
software. 2X is a Microsoft and RedHat partner. For more information
visit: www.2x.com, www.2xsoftware.de (German), www.2xsoftware.it
(Italian), www.2xsoftware.fr (French), www.2xsoftware.es (Spanish).
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