"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
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