While Linutop is not designed to run heavyweight applications, you can relegate the most demanding computer tasks to a more powerful desktop machine or server and use Linutop to run applications remotely. This solution (often called the server/thin client model) allows you not only to use demanding applications on your Linutop, but also lets you access files and documents stored on a remote machine. This means, for example, that you can easily access documents and applications on your computer at the office using Linutop at home.
To do all that, you have to install and configure a VNC server on your desktop computer, and set up a VNC client on your Linutop. VNC is a protocol that allows you to control a remote computer as if you were sitting in front of it. And if you run a VNC session in full screen on your Linutop, it’s almost impossible to tell that you are controlling a remote machine. VNC is not the fastest system of its kind, but it is very easy to configure and straightforward in use. And if you run it on your home network, it is fast enough for most tasks.
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Paris, July 1st, 2008
Linutop is pleased to announce today Linutop 2.2 the latest version of Linutop.
Linutop OS 2.2 now includes :
- FireFox 3.
- OpenOffice 2.4.
- Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron.
Linutop 2 owners can order a USB key upgrade or download it from our wiki.
Linutop2.2 Press release
Linux User (April P18 German edition) :
“Green Computing auf dem Desktop”.
PC Expert (April P34-41 French edition) :
“PCs under 300 euros, Green PCs, web surfing PCs”.
SVM (April P56-57 French edition) :
“New PCs small and under Linux”.
On the Web:
- Linutop2 in Clubic.com
- Linutop2 in Linux Devices.com
- Linutop2 in SVM.com (FR)
Exhibition and conferences
The 29 , 30 and 31 january 2008
CNIT – Paris La Défense
29 january 9 am to 6 pm
30 january 9 am to 6 pm
31 january 9 am to 6 pm
Linutop Booth F22
See you there!
Paris, December 12th, 2007
Linutop is pleased to announce today a new accessory: The linutop mounting bracket, it allows the linutop to be placed on the back of a flat pannel. A nice and stylish way to save room on a desk.
With Linutop, you can now have an all in one PC.
Totally silent and energy efficient, Linutop can display your most valuable information from the Internet or simply display high definitions pictures or a video.
The linutop mounting bracket:
- Allows the linutop to be fixed on a VESA compliant monitor 7.5cm or 10cm.
- Easy to set up.
- Hide your linutop behind a screen.
- Keeps USB ports and audio connectors accessible..
Paris, November 7th, 2007
With Linutop, you can now watch TV, videos or access the Internet on the same screen. Totally silent and energy efficient, Linutop provides a new user experience to access digital contents.
The new software package V1.2 includes:
- New graphic drivers allowing full screen video.
- A new set of drivers for USB DVBT dongles (Digital TV).
- Ability to play video files from or Web TV.
- Network accessibility to Windows shared folders.
- Ability to broadcast digital video or audio streams to any computer on a network.
- PXE boot
- Shorter boot time
Linutop V1.2 Digital TV Press Release(English).
Linutop V1.2 Digital TV Press Release(French).
30th and 31st October, 2007 – Valenciennes
TIC21 was founded with the conviction that new technologies and the information society are major levers in generating a development respecting the people and the natural resources.
With 400 participants, 100 renowned speakers and international specialists, the International Forum is a leading event amongst the meetings organised by TIC21, and its partners. Bringing together businesses, local authorities, institutions, associations, NGOs, the media, universities, researchers and analysts, the TIC21 Forum will produce an unprecedented gathering of different groups.
Paris, October 3rd, 2007
+VLC media player for audio and video playback
+Web pages slide show with a timer
+Photo viewer for high definition pictures display
- Network Parameters back up (DHCP, Fix IP,Wifi)
- Backup tools
A detailed list of changes is available on our wiki