[ILUG] Thin client hardware expereience
ompaul at eircom.net
Fri Dec 10 22:56:28 GMT 2010
On 10/12/10 11:58, Denis Croombs wrote:
> Anyone have any experience of thin client hardware to connect to remote
> 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.
I'd suggest sumotech an as long as the web pages are friendly (not
dumping megs of data onto the local browser unless asked for) then it
should work well.
However all remote machines booting on the wire looking for an operating
system have a serious amount of security to.
Assuming simple enough web pages and no flash stupidity then xdmcp would
be a neat way to do it, however see the previous comment on security.
LTSP if you want audio and remote usb (but after wikileaks ;-))
If you run a high load consider sumotech with onboard hard drives or
maybe yeeloong boxes.
Sumotech also do their boxes diskless.
If the local video card is good and the processor and ram are sufficent
for your needs (more is better) there is no reason not to run the o/s in
ram and pull the apps from an app server.
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