Wyse Has Caught the Wave

“Cloud client computing replaces the outdated computing model of the unsecure, unreliable, energy-intensive and expensive PC, all while delivering lower TCO and a superior user experience. Wyse has shipped more than 20 million units and has over 200 million people interacting with their products each day, enabling the leading private, public, hybrid and government cloud implementations worldwide.”

Amen. Thin clients are a better way to do IT and they don’t require that other OS. Wyse makes several thin clients that run GNU/Linux and connect to the cloud or terminal servers by various protocols.

see Wyse to Demonstrate Innovative Solutions for Cloud Client Computing and Desktop Virtualization at BriForum 2011

see Forbes – The Death of the PC

see Wyse T50 Linux thin client.

see Several other Wyse thin clients running Linux.

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4 Responses to Wyse Has Caught the Wave

  1. Even if the thin client accesses servers running that other OS, there is no need for paying for M$’s licence on the client. M$ will get a CAL, perhaps, but nothing more. Once the client connection to M$ is broken, it is easier to see a web application running on GNU/Linux also freeing people from paying M$ for a server licence and the CALs. There’s just no reason to spend money on stuff that is unnecessary.

    If the applications in question are written for business and not for M$, business can demand porting to GNU/Linux. Business can threaten to go to an alternative supplier of applications or create their own. That’s cheaper than paying for upgrades forever from both M$ and the ISVs.

  2. oldman says:

    “Thin clients are a better way to do IT and they don’t require that other OS.”

    But the majority usage will be as the vehicle to connect to the virtualized windows desktop instance that uses runs the windows applications. Very few if any of these terminals will be used for the Linux applications that you think are all we need.

  3. Usage of thin clients is ramping up seriously with the cloud and virtual everything takes hold in IT.

    In 2005, IDC stated that 18% of PCs in health, government, retail, finance, services and manufacturing were thin clients. They predicted then a 50% per annum growth rate for thin clients.

    Estimates a few years later greatly exceed 50%.

  4. Linux Apostate says:

    Didn’t Wyse always do this? They were making “thin clients” back when they were called “dumb terminals”. The transition to Citrix/rdesktop terminals is not so dramatic.

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