Chapter 8.  Client Platforms

Table of Contents

8.1. Windows
8.1.1. Requirements
8.1.2. Installing the Windows Client
8.1.3. Running the Windows Client
8.2. macOS
8.2.1. Requirements
8.2.2. Installing the macOS Client
8.2.3. Running the macOS Client
8.2.4. Command and Alt Keys on macOS
8.3. Linux PC
8.3.1. Requirements
8.3.2. Installing the Linux Client
8.3.3. Running the Linux Client
8.4. Thin Terminals
8.4.1. eLux-based Thin Terminals (Fujitsu Futro et. al.)
8.4.2. HP ThinPro Terminals
8.4.3. IGEL Universal Desktop
8.4.4. Other Thin Terminals
8.5. Running ThinLinc on a Thinstation terminal
8.5.1. Installing and Building the Package
8.5.2. Configuring the ThinLinc client when running on a Thinstation Terminal

There are several ways to run the ThinLinc client, and also some ways to access ThinLinc servers without running the client.

In this chapter we will document how to install, configure and run the ThinLinc client on all different platforms including dedicated thin terminals.

8.1.  Windows

8.1.1.  Requirements

The supported Windows versions are 7, 2008 R2, 8, 2012, 8.1, 2012 R2, 10 and 2016. Windows CE is currently not supported.

8.1.2.  Installing the Windows Client

To install the client on a Windows machine, unpack the Client Bundle and enter the client-windows directory. Then click on the file tl-x.y.z-client-windows.exe and follow the instructions.

You will also find unpacked versions of the ThinLinc Windows client, both 32bit and 64bit under tl-x.y.z-client-windows-x86 and tl-x.y.z-client-windows-x64 directories. It makes it possible to run the client directly from the bundle or other media, like a portable application, without the requirement of installing the client.

For more information about how to configure the client, read Section 7.8, “ Client configuration storage ”.

8.1.3.  Running the Windows Client

During installation the ThinLinc client will be added to the Start menu. To start the client you select it from the Start menu.