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1. Introduction

1.1 What`s this document

We could play around with a NCD ThinSTAR for a while. Although MS NT Terminal and Citrix Meta- & Winframe are the only supported OS systems ("Powered by Windows CE" is on the cover ...), it works fine with Linux too. This is how !

The machine we had, was a NCD ThinkSTAR 200. It is powered by a 100MHz MIPS 4300 processor and had the default 8MB of RAM memory. NCD has a also other products in the ThinSTAR family. These might also work, but we haven't the opportunity to check those. If you have any of those, feel free to add any comments. Or send them to us to experiment.

This HOWTO will present one way to setup your ThinSTAR to be used in a Linux environment. This isn't much of a big deal, but for what it's worth I'll descripe the needed steps here.

This MINI Howto is not trying to be the Bible on NC's and Linux, its trying to be something for you to get started from nowhere. Contributions to this NC are welcome. In fact this HOWTO is fully based on the NC-HOWTO by Kris Buytaert in which he describes how to setup the IBM Network Station.

1.2 Copyright

This HOWTO is copyrighted 1998-2001 by Bart Geens and Kris Buytaert

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the appendix entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".

1.3 Disclaimer

Use the information in this document at your own risk. I disavow any potential liability for the contents of this document. Use of the concepts, examples, and/or other content of this document is entirely at your own risk.

All copyrights are owned by their owners, unless specifically noted otherwise. Use of a term in this document should not be regarded as affecting the validity of any trademark or service mark.

Naming of particular products or brands should not be seen as endorsements.

You are strongly recommended to take a backup of your system before major installation and backups at regular intervals.


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