“Greatly reduced electricity cost and IT management & maintenance cost are key factors favoring thin clients. With developments at the technological level, thin client solutions will show greater advantages for enterprise customers. Compared with traditional PC terminals, thin clients are often much smaller and can save space, while improving usersâ€™ office environment and experience. Most thin clients are based on the PC architecture, but with very low power consumption, heat generation and noise. Meanwhile, thin clients generally offer longer mean time between failures (MTBF) than traditional PCs, thus reducing hardware maintenance cost. In addition, thin clients enjoy a high level of system security and stability.”
See IDC: China Thin Client Market Shows Growth Prospects Driven By Financial and Government SectorsI’ve long appreciated the advantages of thin clients in education. I used them in my first computer-lab. The Chinese are thinking the same way. If something costs less and performs better, why not use it? I recommend running Debian GNU/Linux on client and server to minimize cost and improve performance.
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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.