Posts Tagged ‘RDP’

LTSP Clients And The LTSP Server “plimpy” Upgrade

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

We will upgrade our LTSP server “plimpy” the next Wednesday, 24 June 2009 starting at 7 pm. Please save all your open documents and log out until that time. The machine should be ready again the next morning. You don’t have to back up your data on /scratch since we will do that. Find the details on the software changes here.

While performing the upgrade to Debian “lenny” we will switch to a 64 bit kernel since finally also Adobe flash player, the last missing mission-critical app, is now available for 64 bit Linux. Unfortunately Adobe still doesn’t ship 64 bit Linux versions of Adobe Reader (formerly Acrobat Reader). You can still fill Adobe Reader PDF forms and even create and edit PDF documents on the Windows RDP Server “ramora” which you can access via the ETH Zurich menu, Microsoft Office (or the full-screen login, see above link).

Windows logins from any D-PHYS Linux box

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Some weeks back we announced Windows logins on our Linux thin clients. If you’re on one of our regular Linux machines and still would like to use some Windows-only program from time to time, you can of course get the same functionality by running rdesktop directly.
Please read our wiki page to learn how this is done.