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Release Notes: An upgraded X server platform boosts performance and compatibility. It is now possible to use the "GNOME Shell" with ThinLinc. A brand new HTML5 Client has been added, allowing access from mobile devices such as the Apple iPad. The ThinLinc client now supports Kerberos authentication. The X Server now provides the X keyboard extension (XKB). This release features support for publishing a single application. The Windows client is now supported on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

Release Notes: Support for systems with multiple monitors has been greatly enhanced. The ThinLinc session will respect monitor boundaries just like a local desktop would. A 64-bit client is now available for Linux. This makes it easier to install on most modern distributions, and will also give a performance boost. Compatibility with Mac OS X 10.8 has been improved. The installation programs for the Windows client are now signed. The embedded PulseAudio server, which is used for audio redirection, has received a major upgrade. The RDP client now supports Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0.

Release Notes: This release features a brand new installer, which should make the installation a breeze on most distributions. This includes RHEL 6, SLED 11, and Ubuntu 12.04. The server is distributed in the DEB package format in addition to RPM. Compatibility with desktop environments such as Unity 2D, KDE4, and XFCE has been improved. Support for servers and clients older than 2.0.0 has been removed. The Linux smart card authentication has been re-implemented. It is now smaller and twice as fast.

Release Notes: New platforms such as Windows 2008 R2 and the latest Linux distributions from Red Hat and Ubuntu are now supported. VirtualBox integration has been added. This advanced VDI solution works well in conjunction with VirtualGL and ThinLinc, and can deliver high performance graphics with OpenGL applications in a thin client environment. This release features a new Web administration GUI. The performance of many RENDER operations has been improved: the "render_bench" test indicates a performance increase of 100%. Additionally, the graphics engine of the client ("vncviewer") has been rewritten.

Release Notes: ThinLinc is now based on the the latest X.Org and TigerVNC versions and includes amazing performance enhancements. Given a reasonably fast server, client, and network, it is now possible to play back motion graphics in full screen mode. ThinLinc works very well in conjunction with the VirtualGL software, which provides hardware-accelerated OpenGL on the server side. The size of the session can be dynamically changed, since support for the Resize and Rotate Extension (RandR) has been added. Support for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has been added.

  •  09 Jul 2008 17:40

Release Notes: This release includes several major new features. ThinLinc now supports systems such as Windows Server 2008, Mac OS X 10.5, RHEL 5.2, SLED 10SP2, and Ubuntu 8.04. Serial port redirection is now supported with the Windows client, and basic parallel port emulation has been added. The Windows client no longer requires a local PDF reader when printing. Smart Card authentication has been improved by allowing login using a username automatically derived from the Smart Card certificate. The login can be triggered automatically when the Smart Card is inserted.

  •  31 Jan 2008 09:56

Release Notes: This release includes several major new features. Smart Cards are now supported, both for authentication and applications. Integration with web portals is now possible. Basic application publishing features have been added. The new "Printer Access Control" feature makes it possible to restrict access to certain print queues based on the connecting terminal. Multiple concurrent sessions using a single user name are now possible. The session manager has been rewritten, using a new asynchronous framework. This gives radically improved scalability.

  •  01 Mar 2007 10:36

Release Notes: This version includes several new features and many corrections (more than 180 enhancements). Microphones and other input devices are supported with Windows Terminal Servers. The Windows client now features Local Drive Redirection, which makes it possible to access local hard disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, USB drives, etc. from the server. This release includes software for integrating with the Novell Client for Linux. Several new client platforms are supported, such as Mac OS X, Windows Vista, Windows XP Embedded, and Wyse Linux Terminals.

  •  22 May 2006 08:43

Release Notes: This version includes several new features and many corrections: more than 150 enhancements. With the new SeamlessRDP feature, applications running on Windows Terminal Servers can now be resized, restacked, and moved, just as if they were native Linux applications. The sound support has been further enhanced, featuring sound support in the Windows client and the new Polypaudio sound architecture that allows virtually any Linux application to use sound. Compatibility with 64-bit Linux distributions has been improved. The Desktop Customizer now supports GNOME, in addition to KDE.

  •  24 Oct 2005 05:41

Release Notes: This version includes many corrections as well as several new features. In total, this release contains more than 160 enhancements. The Windows client can now verify antivirus status. The OpenGL support has been enhanced, and now supports a wider range of applications. A new tool, the ThinLinc Novell Configurator, makes integration of ThinLinc into an eDirectory environment very easy, allowing most configuration to be performed with a single click.


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