On Saturday 06 November 2010 13:11 Justin B Rye wrote: > Holger Levsen wrote: > [...] > > > So we need a new name. ltsp-server is not a good one, because the > > technology used could change again tomorrow. (In fact, since a few > > days these servers _also_ allow access via remote desktop, a > > totally different technology.) > > > > So, my current proposals for a new name are: > > > > - GUI server > > - desktop server > > - console server > > In reverse order: > - I would rule out "console server" just because "console" is so > ambiguous (anything from "text-only" to "Wii"); > - "desktop server" is good - I suppose "desktop" also has the > interpretation "pizza-box form-factor", but it should be > obvious that this couldn't be an installer option; > - and while obviously you can't call it "X server", "GUI server" is > good too. > > I suppose the difference between "GUI" and "desktop" is that the GUI > is just a software layer, while the desktop metaphor invites you to > think of it as the place where your files are stored; that ambiguity > seems appropriate here. > > > Other, better suggestions? > > I've got some other, mostly worse suggestions: > > - fat-server (too late for that one); > - login-server (no, the main-server does all the authentication); > - central-server (as a coverterm for centralised processing/storage, > but this risks sounding more "main" than the "main-server"); > - cluster-server (the whole thing being an LTSP cluster); > - terminal-server (from the expansion of LTSP). > > LTSP is another of those L- initialisms where the package also > installs perfectly happily on Debian GNU/kFreeBSD! > -- > JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian > sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package Hi to all, I'm wondering about, why not using the term 'terminal server' as the replacement for 'thin client server'. First, the term 'terminal server' is used for such a technology from the LTSP project itself, covering all that technoligies available under that concept. Second, mostly all projects and companies delivering such technology concepts used the term 'terminal server' too. In the meantime they begin to differ their terminology to be better recognized with their products on the market. But if you ask them after a 'terminal server' they will know imidiatly what you mean. Third, it is well known and integrated since years in several languages all over the world.  see http://sourceforge.net/projects/ltsp/files/Docs-Admin-Guide/LTSPManual.pdf/download (2.3 How LTSP Works)  use http://iate.europa.eu/iatediff/SearchByQueryLoad.do?method=load with 'terminal server' Greetings, Jürgen Leibner -- firstname.lastname@example.org GnuPG Key ID: 0x9CD43E5A Finger-Print: D0BC A628 A265 2FF9 A9CC 4D69 F59C 59BA 9CD4 3E5A
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