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2X Opens Source Code to its NX Based Terminal Server for Linux

August 30th, 2006

2X today announced the release of 2X TerminalServer for Linux, an open source terminal server for Linux, which enables users to run a Linux desktop and Linux / Windows applications over any type of connection.

“If Linux is going to happen on the desktop, it will require a terminal server approach such as that of 2X Terminal Server for Linux. Only with the more advanced thin client approach, will Linux be able to outdo Windows fat clients in a company´s network. 2X is proud to contribute to this by opening the source code of its terminal server software for Linux,” said Nikolaos Makris, CEO 2X.

The 2X TerminalServer is based on the open source NX X-Windows compression protocol. X-Windows is highly bandwidth-intensive and therefore does not scale well or run over low bandwidth connections. The NX protocol on the other hand, compresses the X-Window protocol and enables users to run a complete Linux desktop and Linux / Windows applications over slow dial-up links. On LANs, it means a much higher number of clients can be supported without affecting network speed.

Linux is ideally suited for thin client/server-based computing, because it was designed from the ground up to be multi-user. Application conflicts are therefore less likely and management is made easier.

For more information about 2X TerminalServer visit: http://www.2x.com/terminalserver/ The product is available for free download. User to user support is available via the 2X forums

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