The US Marines are moving to using thin clients to slim down IT. It’s either that or less IT with cuts to the budget. The obvious difficulty is maintaining mobile connectivity. The standard techniques for offices are a little shaky in the field of battle or even with deployment globally. I expect the Marines will weigh the cost/benefit of redundant networking versus the cost, weight, security, and manageability of thin clients and make the appropriate adjustments. Even with thick clients, they would lose functionality in case of the network going down. It’s a matter of degree.
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- 2015 - Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop
- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.