Thin-client vendor Wyse Technology is expanding its Linux capabilities.
At the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Wyse is unveiling its Winterm 5150SE device, which runs Wyses Linux V6 operating system. Linux V6 is based on the latest Linux kernel, 2.6.
In addition, the 5150SE is powered by Advanced Micro Devices Geode GX 533 processors for embedded systems.
The 5150SE, which can be placed on a desk or mounted on a wall, offers free seating capabilities, letting users log in to different thin clients but keep their same user configuration. In addition, users replacing one device will not have to configure the new thin client, a key time-saving feature, said company officials.
The thin client also has a read-only file system that can protect against virus attacks.
Wyse, which previously offered Linux devices, earlier this year began a focused push into the Linux space, including the creation of a team dedicated to the open-source operating system.