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Google releases Neatx NX server
Posted Jul 26, 2009 13:31 UTC (Sun) by sbergman27 (guest, #10767)
Can't you just:
Xorg -query myserver.localdomain -fs tcp/myserver.localdomain:7100
and make sure xfs is running on myserver (and listening on tcp:7100) and have all the server's installed fonts available everywhere? One shouldn't have to upgrade a thin client once it is in place. Only the server.
Posted Aug 11, 2009 15:41 UTC (Tue) by Lurchi (guest, #38509)
So you install the fonts on the terminal server (once) and the program
will render the same on every client.
Posted Jul 27, 2009 15:31 UTC (Mon) by ejr (subscriber, #51652)
The font problem isn't technical, it's licensing. If you want more than bitmaps in the US, you need the appropriate license for the font. Elsewhere, the font needs licensed regardless of use pre- or post-rendering. There are good, free fonts now, but I'm sure you know apps that aren't agreeable to using anything but their pre-defined, proprietary fonts. Again, these issues could be managed, but they're a pain. Just configuring font matching is enough of a pain, anyways (not a dig, it's a difficult problem).
A VNC-like proxy sidesteps most of these. An NX proxy, well, it still runs into problems with heavy graphics (scientific visualizations, how I use it), but it does make network use feasible again.
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