[K12OSN] New thin client recommendations

Steven James Drinnan steven at sjdsoft.hk
Fri May 6 14:49:10 UTC 2011



David Hopkins <dahopkins429 at gmail.com> wrote:

>After 8 years, we are looking to upgrade/replace a lot of our older
>Epia Eden 533's.  This is being driven by the need for better local
>apps and local capabilities, which implies (at least to me) fat
>clients.  I've seen quite a bit of discussion about using Atom-based
>systems for thin clients on the list. However, I have no idea what the
>current thinking is with respect to a solution that will be viable for
>at least another 3-5.
>Local needs are for browsing (easy), local sound/music applications,
>streaming video (flash and other formats).  We have a centralized ldap
>authentication and NFS file servers.  I've looked at DRBL but still
>feel that the capabilities of LTSP6 are very similar now to DRBL with
>fat client options.
>Any advice on what thin clients/fat clients with very small form
>factors (attach to the back of LCD monitors is ideal) is greatly
>Dave Hopkins
>Newark Charter School
>Newark Delaware
>p.s good to see that the list is still active although I haven't been
>posting to it much in the last year or so.
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