[K12OSN] Windoze Terminal Server and K12LTSP
John P. Conlon
jconlon1 at elp.rr.com
Sun Jun 27 21:03:08 UTC 2004
I'm on the teaching end and this is what our district network and
purchasing people put out to us.
Terrell Prudé, Jr. wrote:
> Shawn Powers wrote:
>> John P. Conlon wrote:
>>> Yes because the possibility of access and use is there.
>> I just don't read that anywhere -- someone please point me in the
>> right direction. I understand that I need a TCAL for using the
>> session, and a CAL for actually accessing the server -- but I think
>> the Terminal OS license is only required if you use a Microsoft OS
>> Terminal (ie a WinCE thin client or something)
>> I dont' doubt that Microsoft would want to charge for an OS license
>> on the client -- but I dont' think in this particular case they can...
>> Also, looking at the Riverdale Case Study -- there were no licenses
>> purchased for Microsoft OS on the thin clients.
>> Please, more feedback -- especially from folks that have done this...
> Do your apps run on WINE or CrossOver Office? If so, you'd avoid all
> of the above CAL/TCAL/WinServer licensing crap. And yes, it is
> complicated; I used to be a MS reseller a few years ago, and I had to
> be very careful when making a quote for someone, especially if it
> involved Windows Terminal Server.
> Isn't this why folks, e. g. the Paul Nelsons of the world, are moving
> to Free Software in the first place? To get their freedom back from
> the likes of this crap? Someone, please tell me if I'm wrong.
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