So as far as video goes, what about onboard Intel? We have a lot of Compaq, Dells, etc, that have Intel chipsets, Intel Video, Intel NIC, all onboard. They seemed to run fine, but say for instance I tried to run one of the science apps, astronomy one I think, it did nothing. Where I could use the same app on my Server which had a different video card. The ones I’m mainly going to be using are iPaq, 500Mhz Celerons, with 256MB, and all onboard Intel stuff(there’s no room for pci, or any expansion slots). I want the Lab to be able to do some multimedia stuff, is that going to be an issue, or will I just need to beef up the server?
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On Behalf Of "Terrell Prudé
If you're running apps locally on the thin client,
then yes. Otherwise, I haven't seen one whit of difference. The
CPU's on my thin clients range from Pentium-133 to Pentium II-300. Not a
single one of them "feels slow." I do MPlayer video and all
that good stuff on the thin client, at 640x480, with no framedrops.
Remember that, in pure LTSP mode, your CPU is pretty much only running Linux,
dhclient, bash, and X11, and you can do that with a 486-33.
I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there is a big difference
between an 800 mhz and 200 mhz cpu for thin clients? I have devonIT
6020's and they seem to be smoking fast. I just got some eBox-2300 and
they are pretty sweet, but they seem awfully slow compared to the
devonIT. Is it the CPU difference?
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