Best ConfGen Version ever released

Normally I am not patting myself on my back. However, the new version of ConfGen has cost me a lot of work and I really hope you will like it as much as I do.
The new version has a brand new section for Dell Wyse Thin Linux.

All parameters up to version 1.0.3 are included now.
As this is the first implementation, I do hope that I haven’t made to many mistakes here. Be nice to me please 🙂

Second new part is ThinOS.
Of course, ThinOS is not new to ConfGen. However, I have included all new parameters for the upcoming 8.4_009 release planned for end of June.
Besides of all the new parameters, I have done some design changes.
There is a new dropdown field available, which is capable of selecting more than one value.

As you can see below, the field it auto-expanding in the moment you move your mouse pointer on it, showing all values with small checkboxes in front and as soon as you leave the box with your mouse pointer, it is shrinking automatically again showing a small green tick in front of the box to make clear, you have selected something.

The other change is the red alert sign in front of all fields that allow encryption. As you know, I am no longer allowed to encrypt any strings in ConfGen, as you all should use AES encryption instead. To make it clearer, I have added the red alert sign showing up as soon as you enter anything in such a field. You can hover over that sign to get a warning or click on it to get help on creating AES encrypted passwords.

Last but not least, I have modified all Comboboxes and Numeric fields to be read only to prevent entering wrong values. Also ConfGen is now saving the path of the last opened file for later use.

Let me know what you think about all these changes.

Wyse ThinLinux 1.03 available

Wyse ThinLinux 1.0.3 is now available with Wyse 3030 LT, 5020 and 7020 thin clients, in addition to Wyse 5060 already shipping with ThinLinux version 1.0.3 since January.
ThinLinux 1.0.3 upgrades Linux Kernel to version 4.4.
It also supports updated RDP, VMware Horizon client, Citrix receiver and Firefox browser.
New features include VMware Blast Extreme ready, Citrix HDX ready, Skype for Business RTME 2.1 and 4K monitor on Wyse 5060 thin client.
Dutch and Portuguese are additional languages supported by this version as well.
Along with the release Dell direct made an on-line upgrade available for Wyse 3030 LT, 5020, 7020 and 5060 thin clients. This ThinLinux version adds support for Korean and Simplified Chinese languages.
As an optional add-on you can now also get Chrome browser.

Mini computing puck 3040 released

Yesterday Dell officially released their brand new Thin Client called 3040. This little puppy is only small in its dimensions.

As you can see from the pictures the client looks like an icehockey puck and is not much bigger. It measures only 101.6mm x 27.94 mm x 101.6 mm (HWD) but is packed full with the latest and greatest hardware components.
Based on an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Quad Core 1.44GHz CPU, it is equipped with 2GB RAM, 8 GB flash for ThinOS and 16GB for the ThinLinux variant, 3 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 2 x DisplayPorts and a RJ45 1 Gb/s network port. Optionally you can get it with inbuild Dual band 802.111 a/b/g/n/ac wireless and Bluetooth.
The graphic card supports up to 2560×1600@60Hz in dual screen mode, so each monitor can use that resolution.
And the best is, that this tiny box only needs 3.3 Watts in idle mode.
As written above, the unit will be available with ThinOS and ThinLinux.

SUSE Linux 11 SP3 MR8 build 11.3.110 released

Today Dell announced the release of the new SUSE Linux 11 SP3 MR8.

MR8 includes latest protocols:

Citrix ICA 13.4.2
VMware View client 4.3
support for Ericom InterConnect
security updates
bug fixes.

MR8 is an online upgrade only applies to the following Wyse Linux thin clients:

  • Wyse 5010 thin client with Linux (D50D)
  • Wyse 5020 thin client with Linux (D50Q)
  • Wyse 7010 thin client with Linux (Z50D)
  • Wyse 7020 thin client with Linux (Z50Q)
  • Wyse 7020 accelerated graphics thin client with Linux (Z50QQ)

Documentation and firmware download are available here