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28 Jul 2008
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A "USB Drive" Daemon for Sun Ray Sessions (V2) [20354]
New Features for USB Drives on Sun Ray Platforms

In a blog Daniel Cifuentes developed a script that he coined “A USB Drive daemon for Sun Ray Sessions (V2)”. Cifuentes was hoping to capture the reader interested in better presenting USB disks via the Sun Ray platform, or users of version one, which Daniel previously blogged. The first version allows users to see thumb drives and other drives attached to Sun Ray on JDS/CDE/Windows. The new version of this implementation includes many more features.
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07 Jul 2008
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Securing the Sun Ray 270 with VPN [20190]
Step-by-step Approach to Wireless Security

Wanting to show off the capabilities of the Sun Ray 2 with the embedded VPN feature to customers requiring wireless networking, Frank Wickham devised a series of steps that enabled the Sun Ray as the users wished, which he reports in his security blog.
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07 Jul 2008
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Sun Ray myths and Costing Sun Ray vs Wintel [20216]
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ZDnet columnist Paul Murphy looks at the cost of acquiring 1000 desk top systems in a recent blog post, “Costing Sun Ray vs Wintel“. He compares the Sun Ray thin client to a popular low-cost Dell desk top and concludes that the hardware costs are lower for the Sun Ray solution.

However, the big savings are in the lower costs of administration and the lower power consumption (8 watts + screen for Sun Ray vs 180 watts + screen for Dell Optiflex 755).
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19 May 2008
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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Sun Ray Clients [19941]
VMware Releases New Solution & Program, Blog Offers Helpful Scripts

VMware unveiled a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) platform for remote users who want to use VDI with Sun Ray Software and virtual display clients. Plus, if you happen to want to use VDI with Sun Rays but without using a smart card, Dirk Grobler presents a script that can help you do just that, as well as a script integrating the Provision Networks broker and the thin client.
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19 May 2008
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Sun Ray Clients Running Windows XP via VirtualBox [19943]
Blog Outlines the Few Simple Steps Needed

If you are interested in running the Mac OS or Windows on Sun Ray clients, then give VirtualBox a try, suggests the Chinese Functional CA Team blog, which takes readers through the steps of having Windows XP run on a Sun Ray client.
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14 Apr 2008
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New Ultra 20 & 40 M2 Standard Configurations and Options [19639]
Retiring Workstations' Other Configs and Options Along With Sun Blade X6220

The multi-platform Sun Ultra 20 and Ultra 40 workstations have several new configurations and options, while some of their others are being retired. Sun also is retiring the Sun Blade X6220 standard configuration and processor option because the AMD Opteron 2212 processor has reached its end of life as determined by AMD in anticipation of future faster processors.
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