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Re: [K12OSN] Of interest - new Wyse terminals



Terrell Prude', Jr. wrote:
them. With TFTP-booting thin clients (say, an old Pentium), that kernel/X11/etc. code can be easily upgraded.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

It seems I have thoughts on most anything... ;)


The $199 Capio One (thanks Huck!) also has embedded linux with an rdesktop/citrix client built in. The $299 model offers the ability to connect natively to a remote X server.

BUT the coolest part is that the hardware PXE boots on ANY Capio model, so you get the full advantage of a truly thin client. I don't know what the WYSE terminal is based on, so it's likely you can't just go into BIOS and tell it to boot from the network.

What's the advantage of going with a Wyse terminal? Name recognition? Do they come with built in monitors for $350? We are going with a combination of Capio/CRT 17" and Donations/CRT 17" for next year. The price for "brand new" stuff (ie, the Capio and a new 17" CRT) is $300.

Anyway, the purpose for my email is to mention that you may be able to avoid the embedded linux solution by just PXE booting the hardware.

-Shawn

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