The Rise in Linux Desktop Usage

Linux has come a long way since the days of being a small project belonging to one developer, Linus Torvalds. Although it's not always immediately obvious Linux is now ubiquitous: in consumer and embedded devices, in the servers that host and power much of the internet, in mobile phones through Android and in through initiatives like Googles Chromebook and ChromeOS which are now capable of running Linux applications. Even areas like computer gaming, long considered the exclusive of domain of Microsoft windows and console manufacturers such as Sony and Nintendo are seeing significant signs of Linux activity.

Despite this, the desktop is one area not yet conquered by Linux and media articles enthusiastically predicting that the coming year would be 'the year of the Linux desktop' have long been something of a running, perennial joke.

As software developers Turbosoft is guided by our market, our customers, when making development decisions. Internally, Linux is popular amongst our technical staff but our customers live largely within the world of business and government and that's traditionally somewhere where Microsoft products have dominated.

But we believe that's changing.

Perhaps that’s because of the ever-increasing maturity of the Linux platform, perhaps the business word feels at ease with the pace of updates and support from hardware manufacturers, perhaps even a shift to cloud and browser based applications has freed users from being anchored to a particular set of software packages tied to specific operating system.

Regardless of the reason and regardless of the actual Linux usage numbers (there are many varying claims), over the last few years Turbosoft has seen a surge in requests for a native Linux product. It’s become an operating system that is impossible to ignore from a software developers’ point of view.

Linux, Ubuntu, Gnome.

A Linux desktop running Ubuntu 18.04. Ocubax-flickr, CC 2.0

Turbosoft has listened and recently released TTerm For Linux which has been received exceptionally well by the market thus far.

TTerm for Linux has all the features of our Windows based terminal emulation product TTWin 4 has including support for more than 80 terminal emulation types such as VT220, IBM 3270, IBM5250, Stratus V103, Data General, HP 70092, IBM 3151, Wyse 60 and many more. In fact, as with TTWin, TTerm for Linux has more terminals than any other product on the market.

TTerm for Linux has been very attractive for customers running both traditional Linux desktops as well as Linux based thin client devices with the product being particularly easy to configure and deploy.

TTerm for Linux supports standard and secure connections such as Telnet, SSH and SSL as well as connection mechanisms such as Hewlett Packard NSVT. TTerm for Linux also has macro support with an assistant to make creating and running a macro exceptionally easy.

TTerm for Linux, terminal emulation.

TTerm for Linux, terminal emulation.

With its wide range of terminal and transport support as well as an extensive range of features to make the user as productive as possible, TTerm for Linux is truly the most cost-effective terminal emulation product for Linux desktops.

If you would like to evaluate TTerm for Linux, please Contact Turbosoft at any time. For full specifications, including officially supported Linux distributions visit the TTerm For Linux product page.