From time to time the world needs to be reminded of the terrible cost of using Wintel. Here’s an example. ViewSonic makes a lot of electronics. They make thin clients. Two new models have these characteristics:
|size||39.5 x143 x 103 mm||
39.5 x143 x 103 mm
|display||Dual 1080p DVI||
Dual 1080P DVI and VGA
|Protocols||Citrix ICA/HDX, VMware, and MS RemoteFX||
Citrix ICA/HDX, VMware, and MS RemoteFX
So, for about half the capital cost and half the cost of operation giving the same performance, you should use GNU/Linux rather than that other OS. It makes sense. When you add to these obvious advantages, which alone are sufficient to make the choice, the advantages of freedom from M$’s EULA, and the freedom to run the code, examine, modify and distribute the code under a FLOSS licence, it’s a no-brainer. Use FLOSS. Use GNU/Linux. I recommend Debian GNU/Linux.