Please check here from time to time for the latest ThinLinX News including TLXOS & TMS release information
Monday April 9th 2018
TLXOS 4.5.0 will be released in the next few weeks, this contains support for the new Raspberry Pi 3B+ and the new Intel NUC7CJYH, NUC7PJYH, additional SD Card drivers were also added for the NUC6 series
We recommend the NUC7CJYH as the best price performance Intel NUC when booted from a low cost SD Card
Friday January 26th 2018
The latest version of TLXOS is 4.4.0, ThinLinX is planning a new release TLXOS 4.5.0 for the Raspberry Pi, Intel Small Form Factor Devices such as Intel NUC’s, and Re-Purpose PC & Laptops
Between our Major releases such as above, Citrix and VMware often release updated versions of Citrix Receiver and VMware Horizon Client. ThinLinX creates updates which we call Hotfixes that allow our customers to install the latest Citrix Receiver & VMware Horizon clients. Hotfixes are also created to update the TMS client which runs inside of TLXOS, this enables us to release new versions of the TMS Client that add the extra capabilities provided in the new versions of TMS
ThinLinX has just released new Hotfixes for Citrix Receiver 13.7 for the Raspberry Pi, Citrix Receiver 13.8 for the Intel Small Form Factor devices and Re-Purpose PC. ThinLinX has also just released new VMware Horizon 4.7 client Hotfixes for the Raspberry Pi, Intel Small Form Factor and Re-Purpose PC
The performance delivered by these new updates is exceptional, with our customers able to choose between Citrix and VMware infrastructure by simply selecting Citrix HDX or VMware Horizon as the Protocol choice in TLXOS
Dual screen capability is available via TLXOS for Intel Small Form Factor Devices and our Re-Purpose PC & Laptop solution. Dual screen is coming to the Raspberry Pi via our Raspberry Pi Zero Citrix only option. A US$5 Raspberry Pi Zero or a US$10 Raspberry Pi Zero may be used for this Dual screen option. In other news we will soon be offering Citrix RTME for the Raspberry Pi
Thursday November 16th 2017
We have today released the brand new totally rewritten ThinLinX Management Software version 8.0.0 and matching rewritten TLXOS TMS client 8.0.0. The new TMS client includes a totally rewritten local TLXOS configuration menu (Tlxconfig)
After downloading and installing the new TMS, you must use the TMS Download Icon choice to download the matching TLXOS TMS Client 8.0.0, you then install the new TMS Client using TMS -> Device -> Upgrade -> Upgrade TMS Client
TMS 8.0.0 is based on the large amount of customer feedback we have received over the last few years, there are many new features including a custom built in database, allowing for much higher scalability, shows offline TLXOS devices, you can now save a existing configuration and then load that configuration on any selected TLXOS devices of any type. Device Discovery is now easier with Discovery options including, UDP Broadcast, DHCP Option Flags, Static IP Assignment and DNS CNAME discovery
Thursday September the 14th 2017
(1) We have had many suggestions for enhancements to the ThinLinX Management Console (TMS), our current priorities are higher scalability, clone an existing device’s configuration and push that configuration to all selected devices, remove the device check boxes and replace with highlighting of devices, 802.1x Authentication and various tweaks.
TMS is available for Windows & Linux, and also integrated into the TLXADM Virtual Appliance, this also acts as a Remote Desktop Shadow system for remote Administration of any device running TLXOS. You can connect to TLXADM via Citrix HDX or RDP
(2) TLXOS news – Smart Card support coming soon via YubiKey and Imprivata for Citrix HDX & VMware Horizon
(3) Citrix news – ThinLinX will be releasing a Raspberry Pi Hotfix integrating the Citrix RTME (Skype for Business) into TLXOS, this will allow the installation of the RPi RTME in seconds to any selected RPi devices
We are waiting for Citrix to release their part of the Dual Screen RPi support which uses a RPi Zero to provide the second display, we feel this is a better option than using a USB DisplayLink Adapter. Our Solution will work with either a US$5 RPi Zero or the US$10 RPi Zero which has WiFi & Bluetooth.
(4) VMware news – ThinLinX will be releasing a RPi VMware Blast Extreme Hotfix in the next few weeks, this Hotfix provides the new VMware H.264 decoder version of the Horizon Client.
Both the VMware Horizon Hotfix and the Citrix RTME Hotfixes will be integrated into the next release of TLXOS.
Hotfix installation is easy, just click on the TMS Download Icon, select the Hotfix that you want to download, click on OK. Then select all the TLXOS devices that you want to install the Hotfix on, then select TMS -> Tools -> Install -> Install Hotfix
(5) Build your own powerful Thin Client using a US$35 Raspberry Pi3, Recycle Old PC’s and Laptops, or buy any Intel Small Form factor device, install the low cost TLXOS to convert these devices into powerful Thin Clients, Digital Signage or IoT Gateways. A US$10 Raspberry Pi Zero is a perfect device for an Octoblu Internet of Things Gateblu Gateway, or for Digital Signage.
Don’t pay US$120 for a Raspberry Pi3 based Thin Client when you can easily build your own for less than half the cost