[rescue] Re: Bigger Iron at Home (was: SNMP, Baby!)

Gavin Hubbard ghub005 at xtra.co.nz
Thu Nov 13 14:47:54 CST 2003

On Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at 12:59 AM, Jonathan C. Patschke 
   I have a SunRay and a flat screen on my kitchen table.  It's a
*great* combination.

  Can those run as a vanilla Xterm, or does one need the Sun software 
  make them useful?

   No, they don't work as vanilla Xterms.  You need the Sun software to 
use them.  But that's not a big issue; it's free and easy to deal with. 
  They can still speak X to the rest of the world, through the machine 
they're hosted from.


Although you can download the Sun Ray server software for free, it isn't
actually free software. You are required to buy a (non-transferrable)
license for every server and terminal on the network, or buy a site-wide
license. This is outlined quite clearly on the download page -

"This software may be downloaded and installed; however, usage  requires
the purchase of a Right to Use license available from your   Sun  Sales
Representative or Sun Distributor. In the US, licenses may be  purchased at
http://store.sun.com under Thin Clients. "

The current licensing costs are available on the US Sun catalogue (prices
are in USD):




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