On Nov 20, 2005, at 8:23 PM, John Hansknecht wrote:
That's actually where the savings comes in when using Linux. You don't need a client license for the local thin client because you're not running Windows on the local client. I worked with Microsoft on TS2003 licensing, and I had to purchase a CAL and a TSCAL for each connection made. I chose user licensing, because it was for just my staff members. If it was for a specific lab, I'd have gone with device licensing.
The client license is needed if you boot from *windows* (like win98) and start a client session with the actual "Remote Desktop Client" from Microsoft. If you are using Linux and rdesktop, there is no local windows install to need a client for.
I'm very certain on that, because I spoke in length with Microsoft when we had are big rollout.