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4500 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 21, 2010 6:09 AM by MrHoffman
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2010 1:07 PM (in response to Michael Levin)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2010 7:10 AM (in response to Leif Carlsson)Just to clarify, in order to allow multiple users to simultaneous access their user accounts on OS X server (each user sees their user desktop via RDC...) a product like iRAPP or AquaConnect is required?
Do I have that right?
BTW while using IRAPP, one user mounted a DMG containing an install. This dmg auto mounts and auto opens a finder window like most downloaded installs. This finder window opened on both live user desktops at the same time. So the 2nd user suddenly saw this finder window open. Any idea on how to prevent that?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2010 4:03 PM (in response to Michael Levin)OS X support X windows. Any number of persons can telnet/ssh into the Xserve and define DISPLAY to point to their X terminal and run many X applications.
OS-X doesn't come with an X session manager though. I suspect the Motif/CDE one might be available. Not sure.Many since Mac+
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2010 2:07 AM (in response to Tom Nash)I recommend you use OS X Server or don't provide admin privileges to the user.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2010 6:09 AM (in response to Michael Levin)In the Mac space, Apple sells whole boxes, and not traditional thin clients. Apple also isn't in the enterprise space, where the traditional thin clients tend to be most popular.
Apple's thin clients run iOS, and those are not hosted on the servers as have been traditional server slices. Different network connectivity and different application designs are involved, too.
If you need these capabilities (and you're not running traditional serial terminal interfaces and environments and applications, or running the non-native X applications with thin client X Window servers as was mentioned elsewhere in the thread), then Linux or your old Unix system might be a better choice going forward, either running that directly or via a virtual machine. For instance, Oracle Sun Solaris included support for thin clients and operations with their server products, as various of those traditional thin client devices were also available under the Oracle Sun product line.