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Low-cost thin client runs Linux

Feb 26, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 4 views

Low-cost thin client specialist Devon IT is shipping a $140 model that supports Unix, Citrix, and Windows network computing protocols. The fanless DIT6040A runs Devon's Linux-based “Devon Terminal Operatiing System” (DeTOS) on a 400MHz Via Eden processor.

The new device is a member of Devon's growing line of low-cost thin clients based on Via processors. Previous low-end models include the NTAVO NTA 6020 and 6010.

The new DIT 6040A offers 64MB 128MB of RAM and of flash memory. It supports 24-bit color displays up to 1280 x 1024, and can run network applications based on ICA, RDP, and the X window system, Devon IT says.

The device's interface ports include six USB, serial, parallel, PS/2, VGA, audio, and LAN. Additional touted features include:

  • Graphical user interface
  • Full multimedia support
  • Displays Windows desktops, web browsers, and applications from multi-user Windows 2000 and Microsoft Server 2003
  • RDP, ICA capable
  • Available with Ericom PowerTerm LTC, No Machine NX, VNC, Tarantella, and SSH clients
  • No moving parts (i.e. fans or hard drives) to fail


The DIT 6040A is available now, at prices starting at $140.

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