RELEASE

This project has been 1 and 1⁄2 years in the making with countless hours testing and refining: We have live sites who have
assisted us greatly in testing and troubleshooting the environment.

New Accpick Cloud based server:

The new 64 bit version of Accpick looks and feels the same as the previous version, the difference, it now runs on any platform via the internet on a cloud server.
Using Ubuntu16 Previously Accpick ran and still runs on Linux Gentoo

A cloud server is a logical server that is built, hosted and delivered through a cloud computing platform over the Internet. Cloud servers possess and exhibit similar capabilities and functionality to a typical server but are accessed remotely from a cloud service provider.

Cloud servers probably hold the best stability / cost ratio performance. They do not suffer from the usual server hardware problems and they have all Cloud computing, benefits, i.e. they are stable, fast and secure. On the other hand, cloud servers are economically more efficient than the standard dedicated servers.

VPN secure access to the cloud server

A virtual private network (VPN) is a network that is constructed using public wires — usually the Internet — to connect to a private network, such as a company’s internal network. There are a number of systems that enable you to create networks using the Internet as the medium for transporting data.

PHYSCIAL SERVER COST

Consider a new PHYSCIAL server costs between R 8000 and R20,000 depending what you use. ie PER MONTH R 15,000 /48 = R 312 a month
Excludes Technical hardware maintenance R 1,500 an hour plus running cost electricity, air conditioner, rent @
R 2.00 per hour x 720 hours a month = R1,752.00 these are called HIDDEN COSTS

ACCPICK CLOUD SERVER

Our servers start at R 550 + vat a month
Require internet connection and consider a backup solution

CLOUD SAVING on hidden costs

Expect to save R 1250 + vat a month, No need to purchase hardware server again, Simple to upgrade RAM or disk space at a small cost easy to clone duplicate

CONTINIUOS BACKUP

Pre set to backup every 2 hours or less to local drive and copy a backup to second remote Accpick Backup server User can also do backup themselves via the GUI interface – no CDs or USB required Accpick can roll back to a live snapshot at 2 hour intervals

X2go Terminal to access Cloud server

X2Go is a server based computing environment with

  • session resuming
  • low bandwith support
  • LDAP support
  • client side mass storage mounting support
  • audio support
  • authentication by smartcard and USB stick x2goclient is a graphical client (Qt4) for the X2Go system. You can use it to connect to running sessions and start new sessions.

How new Accpick works compared to past.

Accpick runs on a Linux server the only way to connect from many different locations and windows pc is to use a remote desktop software NX (no machine or x2go(won’t work on gentoo too old)
Once connected to the sever we need a windows look and feel so we chose lxde)

Genoo Linux used the desktop called KDE
KDE (/ˌkeɪdiːˈiː/) is an international free software community[1] developing free and libre software like Plasma Desktop, KDE Frameworks, and many cross-platform applications designed to run on modern Unix-like and Microsoft Windows systems. It further provides tools and documentation for developers to write such software, which makes it a central development hub and home for many popular applications and projects like Calligra Suite, Krita, digiKam, and many others.

Ubuntu 16
LXDE (abbreviation for Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) is a free desktop environment with comparatively low resource requirements. This makes it especially suitable for resource-constrained personal computers such as netbooks or system on a chip computers.

LXDE is a minimalistic desktop environment, somewhat like Windows XP in look and feel. It is designed to run on legacy hardware which requires a desktop environment that has minimal system requirements.

You can see the difference below on the left is x2go running the LXDE and on right is Nx running KDE

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