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Old 11-09-2009, 04:31 PM   #1
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windows client for Linux server


Hi,
I'm trying to connect to a Linux Red Hat 5 enterprise, from a windows machine. I have tried putty but no graphics/colors... besides, the function keys don't seem to work properly with the software on linux.
Any good and cheap (free is the word!) choice?

thanks in advance

I'll have about 20 (Windows) users connecting (with about 35 connections). we could manage with less connections if no other options.
it would be nice to have a graphic interface, but not needed. Color would be awesome!

any help is much appreciated!

Last edited by grigori; 11-09-2009 at 05:39 PM. Reason: more of what I need!
 
Old 11-09-2009, 04:43 PM   #2
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You want to access a Linux desktop from Windows? I'd strongly suggest you check out nx at nomachine.org for a very similar experience to MS RDP - printers, sound and all that. If that's not what you're after you should provide a lot more useful information about what kind of client you really want.
 
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Hi acid_kewpie, thanks for your reply!
it's something like nx I'm looking for, but they are a little pricey for what I need.
 
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You can look into LTSP ... and using Windows Clients.
 
Old 11-09-2009, 11:22 PM   #5
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Hi acid_kewpie, thanks for your reply!
it's something like nx I'm looking for, but they are a little pricey for what I need.
no, nx is free for a 2 seat service.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 10:07 AM   #6
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no, nx is free for a 2 seat service.
I've updated my original post an 2 seats won't do it!
thanks for the help
 
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well freenx is an unlimited multiseat version, use that.
 
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well freenx is an unlimited multiseat version, use that.
freenx rulez!
installed free linux server and client, with windows free client an being testing it since your wonderful tip. It's great.
got some problems running on vista, but that was half expected.

thank you so much!!
 
  


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