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Ubuntu version to convert XP clients to thin clients

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Is there a version of Ubuntu that is preconfigured to have only access to remote desktop so that I can easily convert Windows XP pcs to thin clients connecting to a Windows 2008R2 terminal server?  These PCs only have CD drives.  What I would like to see is something similar to HP's Linux thin client operating system where you just boot to a desktop and can easily configure it to be able to click on a shortcut to connect to the terminal server.  Simple and clean.  Does anything free exist?
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Have to checked the Ubuntu website for information, "ThinClients"
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Does the OS really need to be Ubuntu? If not, I'd suggest you take a look at "Thinstation". According to the Distrowatch site it is based on "Crux", but in my point of view the distro a thin client is based on should be irrelevant.

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=thinstation
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/thinstation/index.php?title=Main_Page
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Thinstation seemed like the best solution at this time.  This will allow me to repurpose a number of PCs to become thin clients for a Windows 2008R2 terminal server.  They previously had been XP stations just using remote desktop and I wanted a more secure local OS on the PC.  Thanks.
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