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Linux Journal: Windows PCs vs. X Terminals: A Cost Comparison

Sep 30, 2004, 22:00 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Salvador Peralta)

"The Mark O. Hatfield Library at Willamette University has used networked X terminals in its public and staff computing environments since 1995. The original workstations were NCD and Tektronix thin clients, but over the last two years, we have been replacing the systems with recycled PC hardware that otherwise would have been scheduled for replacement.

"An X terminal is distinguished from a standalone personal computer in that X terminals rely on a networked computing model in which applications such as the desktop environment (window manager), Web browser and office software are hosted and run on a centralized application host located elsewhere on the network..."

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