Linked by Nik Tripp on Mon 2nd Mar 2009 21:40 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE IT solutions companies have been generating lots of buzz regarding thin clients basically since the early 1990s, but have yet to really penetrate into many suitable environments. These relatively cheap computer appliances carry broad promises like energy efficiency, space efficiency, and centralized maintenance and data storage. These claims could sound like the computer industry equivalent of snake oil. Kiwi-LTSP, a combination of KIWI imaging technology and Linux Terminal Server Project, is one open source solution for thin client servers.
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trenchsol
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2006-12-07

Thin clients SHOULD be substantially cheaper than diskless workstations. Don't know if they really are...

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Thin clients SHOULD be substantially cheaper than diskless workstations. Don't know if they really are...


Our current diskless stations are < $150 CDN (in bulk), with 2.8 GHz CPUs, 1 GB RAM, PSU, motherboard, onboard nVidia graphics with full 3-D support, onboard 7-channel sound, slimtop case.

We haven't looked at hardware thin-clients in a couple years, but they were ~$250 CDN when we were looking. Considering the *huge* gulf in performance between the two, there's really no comparison.

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