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NewsForge: Linux and Thin Clients

Apr 15, 2005, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roderick W. Smith)

"The primary goal of Linux desktop operation is to give users access to typical desktop applications--word processors, spreadsheets, Web browsers, etc. An alternative exists to this configuration, though: thin client computing. In many respects, thin client computing is very old; the typical mainframe model, with a large central server and many dumb terminals attached to it, closely resembles thin client computing. Thin clients, though, give users the ability to run GUI programs. Before going too far with a desktop Linux deployment, you may want to consider a Linux thin client solution. It's not for everybody, but some sites can benefit from it..."

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