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StarNet Transforms iPad Into Linux, Unix X Terminal
Mobile Devices
Written by Daniel   
Friday, 01 October 2010 18:21

From Information week

iLIVEx app lets users run a remote desktop on their Apple tablet via a hosted Linux server.

StarNet Communications released iLIVEx, an X11 client designed to transform the Apple iPad into an X terminal for Linux and Unix mainframes and supercomputers.

The $14.99 app, available at the App Store, lets iPad users connect to Linux and Unix desktops and applications that are hosted on remote Linux and Unix servers. iLIVEx features an ultra-thin data-transfer protocol that delivers LAN-like performance over both 3G connections and securely encrypted secure shell (SSH) tunnels, according to StarNet.

 

The app includes built-in session persistency that lets users reconnect to their remote desktops if the iPad gets disconnected or turned off, or if the user switches temporarily to a different iPad application, the developer said.

"Engineers, technicians, system and network administrators can now access their remote Linux desktops and applications from outside their office, whether in a conference room or on a commuter bus or train. This takes remote X11 desktop access to a new level of mobility and significantly enhances end-user productivity," said Steven Schoch, StarNet co-founder and CEO.

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