[K12OSN] new Thin-client recommendations for budget

Leo Willems willems.leo at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 9 02:13:19 UTC 2009


For the thin-client they claim good performance for graphic and video replay
on the thin-client. However NECs thin-client solutions Virtual PC Center
(VPCC) is based on VMware and Windows. The thin-client itself might run with
K12 Linux terminal server.

On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 3:40 AM, Will Hatch <whatch at anwsu.org> wrote:

> I am using NTA 6030 models from DevonIT.  We purchased 20 units this past
> summer for our new lab and they are working pretty well.  I have both a
> k12ltsp server and Windows Server 2008 system running.  It allows you to
> make sessions to several types of connections.  Total cost with monitor and
> peripherals was about 325$
> >>> "David Trask" <dtrask at vcsvikings.org> 1/8/2009 2:21:00 pm >>>
> Hi guys,
> Long time since I've been in here, but as usual things are humming along
> as we are in our 8th year of running Linux terminals...etc.  I'm looking
> to buy a new lab this year with more powerful thin-clients for running
> some apps locally.  I like the idea of some of the Atom based
> thin-clients.  I'm hoping to keep the price under $250 per machine and I'm
> looking for any recommendations that folks may have or have heard
> about...etc.  Also...has anyone tried the new MSI Wind desktop as a
> thin-client?  Those have the really small form factor....atom....and
> barebones are about $139 at newegg....and $25 or so for RAM and you have
> what might be an awesome thin-client.  All ideas welcome.
> David N. Trask
> Technology Teacher/Director
> Vassalboro Community School
> dtrask at vcsvikings.org
> (207)923-3100
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