Friday, January 21, 2005

New Apps are coming...

We have been very busy lately. Two new applications will be released very soon (expect 2-3 weeks maximum) and that was the main reason why we were busy as hell at this (cold) end of the world.
WTSProfiles RC1 was released this week as it is a major improvement when compared to the first Beta. In a very easy to use GUI you can lock down the TS completely, without having to use group policies. Not to mention stand alone setups where the TS is on its own! Desktop icons (you can add whatever you want), start menu items, registry settings (you can save specific keys at logoff and restore them at logon), whatever. It is all there.
WTSApp brings application control to the picture. You can block access to executables on network drives, block access from non-trusted owners executables and much more. Add to that CPU throttling, CPU affinity and some other bells and whistles and you have a very nice add-on for Terminal Services.
And as usual, these will be released at VERY AFFORDABLE prices.

Keep an eye in our website and make sure you give these a try!

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Apple Thin Client?

Giving the current outrageous prices for Thin Clients (this week a company in UK sent me an email offering Thin Clients for US$ 469 each!) when I saw Apple had announced the Mac Mini (http://www.apple.com/macmini) I was shocked! For US$ 499.00 you get a VERY SMALL (I mean, VERY SMALL) computer with a PowerPC G4 1.25GHz, 256MB RAM, 40GB Hard Disk, 10/100MBits NIC, USB2.0/Firewire ports plus Mac OS X 10.3! Not to mention a dedicated video card with 32MB! Oh, and it is BEAUTIFUL.
Load the Microsoft RDP Client for Mac OS on this and you have one of the best Thin Clients available.
I always wanted to get one of the new Macs with OS X loaded but I could not justify the price. After watching the announcement on Steve Job's webcast, I took the plunge and bought one with 512MB and Bluetooth (gift for my wife - I hope she does not read my blog BEFORE getting it). Sometime in the next weeks I will write about OS X and how I think it compares to Windows and if the Mini can be used as a reliable and easy to use Thin Client. Did I mention it is beautiful?

Stay tuned.