informIT: Linux Thin Clients: The Server
Mar 28, 2005, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Marcel Gagné for
this link. ]
"For many companies and individuals looking for alternatives to
their desktop operating system, Linux is the natural choice and
offers many relatively painless ways to make that switch.
Unfortunately, modern Linux distributions running KDE and GNOME can
demand a great deal of resources, and in some cases, companies
looking to make a switch have been holding on to fairly modest PC
hardware. Luckily, Linux enables you to set up workstations with
minimal Linux installations that offload most of the work to a
powerful, central server.
"This is the thin-client approach. Just how thin this client can
be is a matter of which approach you choose. In fact, it can all be
done without even reinstalling the client PCs..."