PXES Universal Linux Thin Client

PXES museum 

PXES home page (circa 2002) 

PXES is the micro Linux distribution allowing you to build thin clients or diskless workstations.
Hardware not suitable for other uses like current desktop OS can be recycled and converted into a thin client. See the complete list of features.
The configuration is made with an easy to use graphical tool which guide you through the required steps.



After booting the thin client will be capable of accessing any Unix/Linux XDM (X Display Manager) server presenting the graphical login screen or any Microsoft Terminal Server through RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol), Citrix ICA server or VNC server.
This approach doesn't use NFS (Network File System) making it ideal to access Microsoft Terminal Server with no need of deploying a Unix/Linux NFS server or accessing services over low speed connections presents in WAN (Wide Area Networks) or Internet VPN (Virtual Private Network) environments.
Because no local devices, such diskette, cd-rom or hard disks are needed, you can dramatically reduce the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) with clients as thin as possible.
This means for example that you can reduce the virus and security incidents in your network to a minimun. But if you need such devices you can configure the clients to use sound, local print services, USB, cd-rom, etc.
By the way, no mechanical parts means among many things: less noise, less energy and fewer failures.

PXES2 logo (2003)

LinuxWorl 2003 San Francisco presentation (aug 2003)


PXES 0.6 changelog (august 2003)


* Mon Aug 18 2003 - Diego Torres Milano <diego@pxes.com.ar>

- pxes-base 0.6-4
Kernel changed to 2.4.20-6pxes
Added tulip module
Replaced libcrypto.so.0.9.6b by libcrypto.so.0.9.6-pxes
Added RTL8139 and Intel eepro100 support to GRUB
Release component included in files

* Wed Aug 13 2003 - Diego Torres Milano <diego@in3.com.ar>

- pxes-base 0.6-3
Added rdesktop version selection
wfica.sh bug corrected

* Fri Jul 25 2003 - Diego Torres Milano <diego@in3.com.ar>

- pxes-base 0.6-2
Rdesktop scripts changed to support more than 1 version
rdesktop 1.1.0 and 1.2.0 included
rdesktop 1.2.0 share path corrected

* Mon Aug 18 2003 - Diego Torres Milano <diego@pxes.com.ar>

- pxesconfig-0.6-4
Kernel changed to 2.4.20-6pxes
Release component added to source file

* Wed Aug 13 2003 - Diego Torres Milano <diego@in3.com.ar>

- pxesconfig-0.6-3
Added rdesktop version selection
Default prefix changed to /usr
Datadir changed to /usr/share/pxesconfig
Back compatibility with /opt

* Fri Jul 25 2003 - Diego Torres Milano <diego@in3.com.ar>

- pxesconfig-0.6-2
Rdesktop variable added

LinuxTag 2004 presentation (june 2004)

PXES enterprise edition home (october 2004)


PXES guadec es presentation (may 2005)

PXES' SourceForge site(may 2006)

These are the statistics showing the absolute maximum in April 2005, with approximatelly 6 Million hits in this month, and accounting more than 400,000 downloads during the project lifespan.