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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup--Mandrake Says Thin Is In

Jun 26, 2004, 13:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

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"For a while now, we've been getting the same mail from a collection of vendors. While they don't say exactly the same thing, the underlying message is nearly always the same: Thin is in!

"Thin-client computing, that is.

"For reasons we've never sat down to figure out, thin clients ring the same bells with us as 'Internet appliances.' We can make a case for their usefulness; we can imagine who would use them; we can even picture happy users gathered around thin clients as they cheerfully harness the raw power of an application server somewhere else to do all their computing. We also know that this has been the year of the thin client for an awfully long time..."

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