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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broken_symlink
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2005-07-06

The netbook market is going to do amazing things for diskless systems. Especially with things like this on the way, http://www.mini-itx.com/2009/02/04/nvidias-ion-reference-platform-r... ARM systems will also be a good candidate in the future, and they are only going to be even more power efficient. I can't really see VIA competing though, but who knows what they have cooking, they might surprise us.

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Heh, the add-on market for bolt-down straps/holders for these things will boom. ;) If they get small enough, maybe they'll become part of the desk.

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