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Linux thin client book chapter available

Feb 27, 2008 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

Packt Publishing is offering a sample chapter from a book on Linux-based thin clients. The publisher calls David Richards's Linux Thin Client Networks Design and Deployment: A quick guide for System Administrators a comprehensive guide to setting up and maintaining Linux thin client networks.

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Linux Thin Client Networks shows systems administrators how to evaluate whether a thin client network makes sense for a particular environment, the publisher said. It aims to demonstrate how to make informed choices on the hardware and software, and also discusses design, configuration, and support issues.

Topics covered include:

  • Thin client hardware choices
  • Hardware acquisition and staffing costs
  • Persuading and training employees to shift from familiar software and computing environments
  • Networking deployment
  • Server log-in configuration
  • Linux-based thin client software packages
  • Interaction with USB devices
  • Support issues

Author David Richards is a system administrator for the City of Largo, Florida, for which he created a thin client network. He is said to be frequently found in the GNOME IRC channels, debugging software and interacting with developers.


The 180-page Linux Thin Client Networks Design and Deployment is available now for $36, or $34 for the Adobe PDF eBook version, at the Packt Publishing site.

A sample chapter, “Considering the Network,” is available for free download here (724KB PDF download).

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