Web site: ltsp.org
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
The last version | Released: 1999
LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project) – helps in netbooting LAN clients from a single template installation that resides in a virtual machine image or a chroot on the LTSP server, or the server root (/, chrootless). This way maintaining tens or hundreds of diskless clients is as easy as maintaining a single PC.
LTSP has been redesigned and rewritten from scratch in 2019 by alkisg in order to support new technologies like systemd, updated desktop environments, Wayland, UEFI etc. Only the new version is actively developed, while the old one is now called LTSP5 and is in minimal maintenance mode.
The old LTSP will now be called LTSP5 (it was first released in 2005), to distinguish it from the new versions that follow the year.month numbering. The first LTSP 19.08 release is considered an alpha version, which should work in many setups but isn’t production ready nor feature complete yet.