Please check here from time to time for the latest ThinLinX News including TLXOS & TMS release information
Monday January 7th 2019
ThinLinX will be releasing TLXOS 4.6.0 within a week, this is undergoing final testing now. Many new features including Diskless booting on the RPi3B+, boot up to 30 RPi3B+ from one RPi fitted with a 16GB SD Card. Each Diskless RPi3B+ is allocated 500MB of storage on the PXE Server RPi. A RPi 3B+ with a 32GB SD Card may be capable of serving up to 60 Diskless RPI3B+
Diskless booting is also available on the Intel & Re-PC version of TLXOS
TMS 8.1.0 with new features will be released within a month, watch this space for all release announcements
Friday November 16th
ThinLinX has just released a new improved RDP client which delivers similar performance to Citrix HDX and VMware Horizon, capable of playing full-screen YouTube or Video files as well as standard Microsoft or Linux Apps
Available now as a “Hotfix” for TLXOS 4.5.0 supporting the Raspberry Pi, Re-Purpose PC or Laptops and our Intel Small Form Factor release
To install using the ThinLinX Management Software (TMS), select Download, select the Hotfixes for your TLXOS devices, this will download the Hotfixes to TMS. Highlight the devices to be upgraded on TMS, then select Device -> Install -> Install Hotfix, the installation is completed in less than a minute, reboot the upgraded devices to permanently save the new RDP client to local storage
Wednesday September 19th 2018
In addition to our Software versions of TLXOS, ThinLinX will soon be offering a Citrix only Rapberry Pi based Dual Screen turn key Hardware solution for US$99 + Freight & taxes. A Licensed version of TLXOS is included which supports Citrix HDX only including the new RTME for the RPi (Skype for Business)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
A YouTube demo of the Dual Screen ThinLinX RPi solution is available below
Saturday September 1st 2018
TMS 8.0.1 was released today for Windows and Linux, this version is primarily a bug fix that we recommend you switch to. If you are using an older version of TLXOS such as TLXOS 4.4.0 for RePC please use your current version of TMS to update the TLXOS integrated TMS client end to the latest TMS client 8.0.2 before upgrading TMS to version 8.0.1
TMS version 8.1.0 is still under development and will include new features including 802.1x support, the anticipated release date is Q4 2018
TLXOS 4.6.0 is under development and expected to be released in the next month. Apart from bug-fixes and new features, TLXOS 4.6.0 will contain a much improved RDP / RemoteFX client that delivers full screen Video even on the Raspberry Pi3. The performance compares favorably to Citrix HDX & VMware Horizon
Saturday May 5th 2018
TLXOS 4.5.0 is now available for the Raspberry Pi 2, RPi3, and the new RPi3 B+ model. This version is available for installation via a downloadable SD card creator image, via a TMS Firmware upgrade or via the NOOBS boot loader.
To easily upgrade your RPi TLXOS 4.4.0 version to TLXOS 4.5.0 just use the TMS download Icon to download the new 4.5.0 firmware image to TMS, simply select the RPi’s to be upgraded on TMS, click on the TMS Upgrade Icon. The selected RPi’s will independently download the new Firmware image from TMS then write the image to the SD Card. After the Upgrade is complete the RPi’s will reboot running TLXOS 4.5.0 with all your configuration information preserved
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