Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Nov 2006 10:55 UTC, submitted by Jean Claude
Linux French députés' offices will be equipped with a Linux operating system and open source productivity software. There will be 1154 French parliamentary workstations running on an open source OS, with OpenOffice.org, Firefox and an open source email client.
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RE[2]: How to deploy 1000 PC's?
by Doc Pain on Mon 27th Nov 2006 14:10 UTC in reply to "RE: How to deploy 1000 PC's?"
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"I don't know why people who use computers for office work don't go with thin client systems."

Hmmm... that would be a good solution. You'd have to do administration only on few computers and could add and remove workstation clients as you like.

The library of the university I once studied at had a Sun system with Ray clients. They were small, fast, silent, you could log in everywhere you wanted and still have all your files and settings. You could add local and central printers and had support for many hardware accessories (e. g. via USB). The system was running Solaris, of course. Linux already supports the modern Sun hardware platforms.

Did I mention they were silent? PC stuff usually is loud. Not good for work, neither at home.

So get rid of PCs and use thin clients where it makes sense. In the discussed case it surely does.

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