Linux Thin Client Networks Design and Deployment
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- Learn to implement the right Linux thin client network for your requirements
- Evaluate and choose the right hardware and software for your deployment
- Techniques to intelligently design and set up your thin client network
- Practical advice on educating users, convincing management, and intelligent use of legacy systems
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 176 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : August 2007
ISBN : 1847192041
ISBN 13 : 9781847192042
Author(s) : David Richards
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Architecture & Analysis, Linux Servers, Networking & Telephony, Open Source
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Overview of Thin Clients
Chapter 2: The Types of Thin Clients
Chapter 3: An Analysis of Costs
Chapter 4: The People Issues
Chapter 5: Considering the Network
Chapter 6: Implementing the Server
Chapter 7: Implementing the User Software
Chapter 8: Implementing the Thin Clients
Chapter 9: Support
Appendix A: Resources
Appendix B: Installing OpenSUSE 10.2
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Errata- 1 submitted: last submission 06 Jan 2012
Errata type: Typo | Page number: 57 | Errata date: 07 Dec 07
you can get 2-4 more concurrent users versus the Microsoft Windows platform running centralized applications. Should read: you can get 2-4 times more concurrent users versus the Microsoft Windows platform running centralized applications.
What you will learn from this book
Chapter 1 gives you a overview of exactly what is a thin client, and the different types that are available.
Chapter 2 gives you a sample of multiple types of thin clients. This chapter will help you decide the hardware to deploy.
Chapter 3 identifies key areas to review when considering the financial impact of your thin client plan and also discusses hardware acquisition and staffing costs.
Chapter 4 addresses what might be the hardest part of your deployment: People. Some people are passionate about their software and others are challenged with any workflow changes. It's important to address them as much as possible before, during, and after deployment.
Chapter 5 reviews the network required to run thin clients. Because of the simplicity of the computing deployment, your network too is simplified.
Chapter 6 covers the steps necessary to design a server for the number of users in your deployment and the steps to allow thin clients to log into and run a desktop environment.
Chapter 7 explores software packages that run on Linux, along with their suitability to run over the network to thin clients.
Chapter 8 reviews the process of considering the operating system to deploy on the devices and also covers interaction with USB devices and speakers.
Chapter 9 covers three aspects of support: supporting your users, support within your IT staff, and support from software vendors.
A thin client network is a client-server architecture where client computers depend primarily on a central server for processing activities. The client machines (thin clients) mainly focus on passing user input to remote services and receiving and displaying the output; thin clients aren't as much about the hardware or software as about the design.
This book has all the information you need to easily set up your own Linux thin client network. It will help you evaluate how a thin client network fits into your organization and make informed choices on the hardware and software needed for your deployment, discusses design issues, and guides you with building, configuring, and supporting the network.
The author has given thought to the book to create something that is well rounded, and meets the needs of small and large organizations.
Written by experienced Linux thin client network designer and implementer, this book walks you through the concepts of thin client networks, and design issues associated with implementations of various sizes, setting up the framework, outlining strategies, principles, and best practice for creating the design, before leading you through the implementation step by step.
The book consists of HOW-TOs for all elements of setting up a thin client network, as well as expert advice on decision making, based on the authorâ€™s experience creating a thin client network for the city of Largo, Florida.