ThinLinX recommends that you try our 30 Day Free trial before you purchase a License to ensure that TLXOS meets all your needs. The 30 Day Free trial License is automatically installed on installation of TLXOS, you must have a DHCP Server with DNS information on your Network and be connected to the Internet to allow the Trial License to be automatically downloaded from the ThinLinX License Server
Please ensure that you also download and install the FREE ThinLinX Management Software (TMS) as it is a FREE Download. Available by clicking on the Download Tab above.
See TMS Licensing YouTube demo below
Dual screen capability is available via TLXOS for Intel Small Form Factor Devices, the Raspberry Pi 4 & Pi400, also our x86 Re-Purpose PC & Laptop solution.
TLXOS is a small downloadable Thin Client / Digital Signage / IoT Operating System which is highly optimised for Intel NUC’s, Intel Compute Stick’s, Raspberry Pi’s and also used to Re-Purpose PC’s and Laptop’s. In the case of the Raspberry Pi, to install TLXOS you can boot from a NOOBS SD Card, select TLXOS and click on install. Alternatively you can download our RPi installer to a Windows PC to create a SD Card image, insert a SD Card into a USB to SD Card Reader on your PC, double click on the downloaded installer image, this will write TLXOS to the SD Card. Multiple TLXOS SD Cards can be created in this fashion for Raspberry Pi’s installation. Raspberry Pi Org have recently released a new SD Card imager program which they call Raspberry Pi Imager, you can download this for Windows, Mac or Linux from the Raspberry Pi Website Download page, this provides an additional way to install TLXOS to a SD Card
On a Linux system you can download the TLXOS Windows .exe file and then use the 7z utility to extract the TLXOS image. To extract the TLXOS image use the following command “7z x filename” i.e. 7z x tlxos_rpi-4.9.3.exe.
After the image is extracted you can write the extracted image to a SD Card using the dd command,
i.e. dd if=tlxos_rpi-4.9.3.img of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=1M conv=fsync
See the YouTube demo below explaining how to create a SD Card version of TLXOS for the Raspberry Pi 3B+ using the ThinLinX SD Card solution
Creating a TLXOS USB Stick installer which is used for Intel and AMD based devices, also Re-Purpose PC or Laptops is identical to the above demo with the only difference being that a different TLXOS installer image is downloaded and then the image is written to a USB Stick instead of an SD Card
For Intel NUC’s and RePC download the installer image to a PC or Laptop running Windows, insert a 2GB or larger USB stick, double click on the downloaded installer, this will write TLXOS to the USB stick. Unplug the newly created TLXOS installer USB stick, insert into your Device and select boot from USB, this will run the ThinLinX TLXOS installer and write TLXOS to the Device Storage. Reboot and your Device is now a Thin Client, IoT or Digital Signage Device.
Mass Intel Small Form Factor installations or Re-purpose PC / Laptops installations can be carried out using our PXE Boot provisioning mode, alternatively you can PXE boot devices without any onboard storage by selecting Diskless mode. See the TMS & TLXOS User guides for information on configuring PXE Boot Server mode.
One or Thousands of Thin Clients / Digital Signage devices can be managed and updated from one central location using the ThinLinX Management Software (TMS) which is available at no cost with any TLXOS License. All configuration information is stored locally on each Thin Client, there is no requirement for a Database, the Thin Clients are managed via a secure SSL connection between the client and the PC running TMS. Thin Clients can be configured with the IP Address or Hostname of the system running TMS before shipping to any location in the World. The port number used for the SSL connection is also configurable allowing the Thin Clients to be visible and managed via TMS even when situated behind multiple Firewalls.
To visit the ThinLinX online store click on one of the links above, you can Register your Email Address, a Password and your details with the Store, then purchase a TLXOS License using Paypal or make a Credit Card payment via Paypal. If you don’t have a Paypal account we can invoice you using Paypal Guest mode, just click on the Pay icon to pay without a Paypal account. For for large orders, quantity Discounts and other payment methods such as Purchase Order and payment via wire transfer are available.