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ThinLinc is a fast and versatile remote desktop solution. It is based on open source software such as TigerVNC, SSH, and PulseAudio. The ThinLinc server software can be used to publish Linux/Unix desktops and applications to thin clients. The system also supports Windows Remote Desktop Services and VirtualBox. ThinLinc supports redirection of sound, serial ports, disk drives, local printers, and Smart Card readers. Clients are available for a wide variety of platforms. When used with the VirtualGL software, ThinLinc can deliver high performance graphics with OpenGL applications in a thin client environment.

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  •  12 Nov 2013 23:22

Release Notes: Sound redirection has been improved by upgrading to PulseAudio 4.0. The HTML5 client is now faster, works with the Chrome browser on Android, and can send special keys such as Escape, Tab, and Control from touchscreen devices. The remote session will automatically resize when the size of the local browser window changes, the tablet is rotated, etc. Smart card authentication has been added to the OS X Client. Windows 8.1 is now supported. SeamlessRDP now works better on 64-bit systems.

Release Notes: An upgraded X server platform boosts performance and compatibility. It is now possible to use the "GNOME Shell" with ThinLinc. A brand new HTML5 Client has been added, allowing access from mobile devices such as the Apple iPad. The ThinLinc client now supports Kerberos authentication. The X Server now provides the X keyboard extension (XKB). This release features support for publishing a single application. The Windows client is now supported on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

Release Notes: Support for systems with multiple monitors has been greatly enhanced. The ThinLinc session will respect monitor boundaries just like a local desktop would. A 64-bit client is now available for Linux. This makes it easier to install on most modern distributions, and will also give a performance boost. Compatibility with Mac OS X 10.8 has been improved. The installation programs for the Windows client are now signed. The embedded PulseAudio server, which is used for audio redirection, has received a major upgrade. The RDP client now supports Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0.

Release Notes: This release features a brand new installer, which should make the installation a breeze on most distributions. This includes RHEL 6, SLED 11, and Ubuntu 12.04. The server is distributed in the DEB package format in addition to RPM. Compatibility with desktop environments such as Unity 2D, KDE4, and XFCE has been improved. Support for servers and clients older than 2.0.0 has been removed. The Linux smart card authentication has been re-implemented. It is now smaller and twice as fast.

  •  29 Dec 2011 22:19

Release Notes: New platforms, including Mandriva Enterprise Server and Unity 2D, are now supported. All server components are available as 64-bit versions. The performance on high latency networks has been improved. Four new translations have been added: Dutch, French, Russian, and Turkish. The OS X client has been translated. The functionality of the Web administration interface has been improved.

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10 Sep 2008 11:32 altic Thumbs up

Re: Free for one concurrent user

> ThinLinc is now free for one concurrent
> user. See this page for more information.

Starting today, we provide 10 concurrent users for free! We have also introduced a subscription model, to make it even more easy to purchase and use the product. See ( for more information.

02 Mar 2007 01:41 altic Thumbs up

Free for one concurrent user
ThinLinc is now free for one concurrent user. See
this page for more information.

07 Jun 2005 06:16 altic Thumbs up

Downloadable server software
It is now possible to download the server software, from (


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