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Thin-Clients now in Laptops (07/06/2007 07:55:45 AM)

Hi all,

Thought I would actually post something decent today (apart from the bit of a knock together in Fireworks). I've been working a fair amount this week (had 3 days at work) and almost ready to splash out and get a car - about 11 months after my accident last year. Anyway, something I came across today was the theory of Thin-Clients in Laptop form.

One of the great things about the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system is the Terminal Services module (yes, it does exist in older server versions) and some of the organisations I have set up networks for have also enjoyed this 'freedom' of being able to use on what ever computer they happen to be on, their same desktop set up as they left it as. With many stolen laptops, this theory of thin clients can potentially mean that although a laptop may be stolen, it won't have any important data on it.

I must admit, I'm a bit skeptical about the whole theory given it sounds to me like it's nothing more than a standard laptop without optical drives or hard drives. Whilst the battery life will be phenominal, there is really no point to having a battery life as you kind of need to be seated somewhere to use it :S

I'm sure you guys can come up with some clever points as to the benefits of having a thin client laptops, but right now - I need some sleep :P I've been up the last 3 mornings at 4:30AM and well - sleeping at 11:00PM just isn't doing much for me ;)


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