DRBL Alternatives

    DRBL is described as '(Diskless Remote Boot in Linux) is a free software, open source solution to managing the deployment of the GNU/Linux operating system across many clients. Imagine the time required to install GNU/Linux on 40, 30, or even 10 client machines individually!'. There are three alternatives to DRBL for Linux and Windows. The best alternative is LTSP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DRBL are BeTwin (Paid) and openThinClient (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 5, 2017

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      The Linux Terminal Server Project adds thin-client support to Linux servers. LTSP is a flexible, cost effective solution that is empowering schools, businesses, and organizations all over the world to easily install and deploy desktop workstations.
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      ltsp is useful for thin clients, but drbl goes (really well) for diskless
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      • Windows
      BeTwin is a software that enables two to five users to share the computing power of a single computer. It creates a virtual PC station for each user to simultaneously and independently operate in each station. Installation is simple.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      OpenThinClient is a Free Open Source ThinClient Solution consisting of a Linux based operating system along with a comprehensive Java based management GUI and server component.
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