Configuring the AuFS filesystem for terminal clients

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AuFS offers a painless filesystem for a thin client, and FS-Cache provides a persistent cache.

A thin client is often an attractive option for server-based computing environments. Thin clients save on hardware and administrative overhead by minimizing client configuration and concentrating resources on the server side. The very versatile Linux is an excellent option for a thin-client operating system; however, because one of the primary reasons for a thin client is to save administration time, it is important for the thin client to be as close as possible to an ordinary Linux computer. The root filesystem configuration, for instance, should resemble as closely as possible the configuration for a normal Linux system.

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