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looking to build a 10 node to eventually 50 node VDI solution. the only OS on the desktop will be ubuntu ( or some other linux )

looking for easy setup administration, and remote administration etc.

will probably just use diskless PC as clients for now, but would want a solution that can accommodate thin-clients as well, and maybe there its just XDMCP from the server.

must be completely open source ( no VMware )

thoughts ?

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closed as not constructive by Wesley, Ward, Chris S Apr 4 '12 at 4:01

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Two options that present themselves immediately:

  1. Don't do VDI, do a terminal server! NoMachine NX would be the leader in that space for Linux. However, it's not entirely open source.
  2. FreeNX is an open source offshoot of the formerly GPL NX protocol.
  3. EDIT: Do VDI with Ulteo.
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is NX a licensed product ? or open source ? also what about LTSP ? – sysconfig Apr 4 '12 at 3:41
Certain parts of it are. Take a look at FreeNX and also look at the Wikipedia page for the NX protocol. – Wesley Apr 4 '12 at 3:44
That's "two options" with a numbered list of three? :) – the-wabbit Apr 17 '12 at 6:28

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