[ILUG] Thin client hardware expereience
gandresin at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 17:06:47 GMT 2010
I would recommend Epatec (http://epatec.es/) devices.
I did setup most of the thin client network in DIAS School of
Theoretical Physics a few years ago using TCOS for managing the server
and creating the client's images.
2010/12/10 Ciaran Scolard <scolardc at gmail.com>:
> I've used VMware's thin client solutions quite succesfully in the past.
> TCO is quite a bit less than expected when you use a linux distro instead of
> You can save quite a bit on both RAM and disk space using VMware's
> "Transparent Page Sharing" and "Linked clones" features.
> This helps to offset the cost of 15k SAS disks and ECC RAM.
> On 10 December 2010 14:16, belgarath <belgarath at webangel.ie> wrote:
>> Hi Denis,
>> Most of thin client solution is quite costly, noticeably cheaper than
>> the full hardware but not enough to make it worthwhile, the power
>> consumption however is much lower. So if you are looking for cheap
>> initial cost that won't help you to much (savings in range of 20-30%
>> maybe) but if you are looking for ongoing operation it is much cheaper,
>> as for the setup I would propose LTSP either standalone or one that is
>> part of ubuntu/edubuntu setup (you can select it at install time and it
>> is configured for you) which will allow all the computers to boot over
>> On Fri, 2010-12-10 at 06:58 -0500, Denis Croombs wrote:
>> > Hi
>> > Anyone have any experience of thin client hardware to connect to remote
>> > services?
>> > My experience of this type of hardware was some years ago and need up
>> > todate low cost hardware to display basic pages like web pages from
>> > servers based in remote sites.
>> > Thanks
>> > Denis
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