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Old 06-01-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
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I am looking for something for my sisters to use on the weekends. They only use my computer for Myspace and other sites. Would this suit their needs?
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do they have terminal servers to run these?
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I saw this in the desciption

"In fact this unit will plug right into your network and can be used as a web browsing terminal immediately!"

I was told that I can just plug a ethernet connection in off of my router, and it will work, as the Client has Windows and IE built in.
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Thin client computing relies on a network of thin clients that are connected to a central server. Thin clients can be traditional PCs, wireless devices, or pared-down workstations with limited capabilities (“dumb terminals”). This is one of the advantages of thin client computing: greater flexibility in terms of hardware. Thin clients operate on a main frame paradigm—the majority of instructions and sessions come directly from a central server. The thin client workstations simply receive, display, and relay commands with a central server, letting the server itself process all of the commands.
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Yes this will browse the interenet, just like the handheld windows ce devices, but will it run the rest of the fancy browser stuff? (Flash, streaming media ect.) that I can't answer.

What about other apps they run? This doesn't have a harddrive in it, loading a new app on its 32mb flash won't be easy, and then you're stuck with windows ce apps since you don't have a server.
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I went ahead and ordered one. Heck, for $23.99, you can't beat it for brand new. As I said, all it is needed for is for my sister to check her myspace and her emails, besides, she is only 14, so it'* all she needs.
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