“People looking for that $35 HDX accelerated endpoint â€“ with a Linux VDA and OpenOffice you have a seriously cheap yet capable VDI solution
Finance/Federal â€“ so cut down this is an ultra-secure endpoint with no memory on it and nothing significant to steal (the memory stick can be stored in a safe when not in use)
Large enterprises â€“ because cutting $250+ off the cost of each thin client on a 10,000+ endpoint deployment makes sense ($2.5 million worth of sense!)
Healthcare â€“ those kiosks nurses/doctors use etc. become easier to maintain â€“ so cheap an endpoint that you can pull it out and replace it rather than spending time trying to fix it
Military â€“ because cheap to replace if blown up/lost/needs to be destroyed
Thin-client refresh cycles are long, often 5 years or more, so you can afford to upgrade and refresh more often and a Pi used for 3 years will cost less than a dollar a month.
See Citrix, Raspberry Pi2 & ThinLinx: High-res Graphics Client for $50!For years Citrix has been M$’s “partner” in spreading Bill Gates’ joy, but today even Citrix admits everyone doesn’t need That Other OS or Intel to enjoy a PC. It’s all good.
I got it years ago on ancient legacy PCs in remote northern schools where one good/new/decent machine could run sessions for a bunch of others with Debian GNU/Linux running everything.