ThinLinux 2.0 now available

Last week Dell officially anounced the availability of the new ThinLinux 2.0.
In contrast to ThinLinux 1.0 this new version is no longer based on SUSE Linux, but on Ubuntu. However, the look and feel is exactly the same.

ThinLinux 2.0 will support the following thin clients:

  • Wyse 3040 thin client
  • Wyse 5070 thin client (coming soon)

Key Features:

  • Based on mainstream distribution of Canonical Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Firefox and Google Chrome browser
  • RTME 2.3
  • Remote shadowing using VNC
  • Multiple language support with unibyte and multi-byte input package
  • Data Recovery Imaging
  • Auto-Lock screen
  • Ericom PowerTerm version—64-bit binary
  • GStreamer 0.1 and 1.0
  • Secure boot
  • Tight integration with Wyse Management Suite & hands off management with ini files

Dell Technology unveils the beast

Yesterday at Dell Technology World 2018 in Las Vegas, with more than 10.000 customers and partners, Dell unveiled a beast.
This beast is named Wyse 5070 and is the newest addition to the vendor’s Thin Client portfolio.
Why is this puppy a beast? Look at the specs.


Standard housing                                                               Extended housing


It comes with either an Intel Celeron J4105 quad-core 1.5 GHz (burst 2.5 GHz) processor or an Intel Pentium Silver J5005 quad-core 1.5GHz (burst 2.8GHz) processor equipped. This makes a Passmark of 2500 (Celeron) or 3160 (Pentium).
However, this is not all, of course.
Here are some more specs:
The Pentium version will be available in two different housings. The standard and the extended variants.

3 Display Ports 1.2a
Max Resolution 2x4k & 1x2k

3 Display Ports 1.2a
Max Resolution 2x4k & 1x2k
2nd Serial, Parallel port and PCIe
AMD GPU Option
Total of 6 Display Ports
Max Resolution 4x4k & 2x2k

2 Display Ports 1.2a

3 x USB 2.0
6 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 3.1 (Type-C)
1 x VGA (optional)
1 x Serial
1 x 1Gb/S RJ45 (second RJ45 optional)
1 x SFP (optional)
1 x Dual-antenna WLAN inclusive Bluetooth
1 x Smartcard reader (optional)
16GB-32GB eMMC flash
32GB-256GB SSD (optional)


General availability will be beginning of June.