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Is there something less costly than Citrix XenApp and something better than Windows TS?

The industry seems to be dominated by citrix.

I'm currently using Windows 2000 Server Terminal Server, but now I have to switch to something better because of performance/color issues.

I'm faced with 2 options:
1) Upgrade to Windows 2008 Server + TS (now has App publishing i think?)
2) Get Citrix XenApp

Any suggestions or anything I'm not aware of?

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What performance and color issues are you having? –  joeqwerty Feb 5 '10 at 12:17
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TSPlus

Terminal Services Plus

tsplus.net - Been using them and it's been great.

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Graphon have a product named Go-Global. They use their own technology, and you don't have to pay TSE cals. You can even use an XP machine to log many users at the same time.

http://www.graphon.com/content/view/9/9/

They use less bandwidth than TSE, but a bit more than Citrix. They provide client for MacOSX and Linux too If you are interested, i have a contact there

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Hi Mathieu, does GraphOn have trials of their software? –  Atlas Feb 6 '10 at 5:39
    
what is the pricing of graphon? –  Atlas Feb 6 '10 at 7:53
    
sure, they have trial. Price is a bit higher than TSE cal i guess, but as with all editors, price is lower when quantity raise up –  Mathieu Chateau Feb 6 '10 at 9:10
    
i found public price (no tse cal to buy): planet-europe.fr/swreg.html to get trial, feed this form (link to download received by mail): planet-europe.fr/telechargement.html –  Mathieu Chateau Feb 6 '10 at 9:13
    
I left my contact details on their website 5 days ago, still no response from them. –  Atlas Feb 11 '10 at 10:32
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Check Winflector (www.winflector.com). It is an alternative to Citrix XenApp, does not use Terminal Services/RDP. There's a free version for 2 users licensed for commercial use aswell.

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www.sun.com/sunray/

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Check out ThinWorx, www.thinworx.com. They are pretty good.

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http://slashdot.org/story/06/04/16/001224/Alternatives-to-Citrix-Remote-Computing has a long list

a few more not listed:

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There is also Thinstuff XP/VS Terminal Server for Windows which "turns any Windows system into a full-blown Terminal Server". I haven't tested them yet but their feature list and pricing looks compelling.

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