[THIN] Re: Dell almost does thin

mpf - i posted ist before:
"Optional Microsoft® Windows®  XP Embedded from server or in optional
Flash memory module"

you can read this under "Configurations/ThinPC"...

the answer?  ;)


On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 08:39:38 -0500, Matthew Shrewsbury
<MShrewsbury@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> 
> Under software options it lists 3 different configurations Linux, XP Pro,
> Diskless XP Pro. Under the Diskless XP Pro it says "Hardware: SX280, HDD
> (disabled in BIOS), Microsoft Windows XP-Professional". I am taking a guess
> here but I wonder if that has something to do with OEM version of Windows
> has to be sold with a HD.  
> 
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> 
> Matthew Shrewsbury, MCSE+Internet MCSE 2000 CCA
> 
> Network Administrator
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Smith [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nick Smith
> Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 3:13 AM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [THIN] Re: Dell almost does thin
> 
>  
> 
> 
> Ummm...quote from the Dell site:
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> A Diskless ThinPC offers all of the features of the ThinPC without
> sacrificing performance and is ideal for companies who desire maximum
> administrator control. Using Century's Diskless PIXIL Linux or Venturcom's
> BXP software solution (for Microsoft Windows clients), a Diskless ThinPC is
> configured with no hard disk drive and boots to a server/controller. Through
> the network connection, Diskless ThinPCs can support local peripherals and
> can run software applications on the local CPU or on the server. 
> 
> Doesn't *look* like you have to buy a HDD...
> 
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Matthew Shrewsbury [mailto:MShrewsbury@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Tue 14/12/2004 19:37 
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> Cc: 
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Dell almost does thin
> 
> I don't think Dell has the slightest clue what thin is. Also you have to buy
> a HD even if you don't use it. I assume you still have all the normal moving
> parts that cause PCs to fail. Anyone using something like this? 
> 
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> 
> 
> Matthew Shrewsbury, MCSE+Internet MCSE 2000 CCA
> 
> Network Administrator
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Evan Mann
> Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 2:24 PM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Dell almost does thin
> 
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> 
> Those SX280's are baiclaly full blown OptiPlex GX280's in a smaller case. 
> It's really a fat hardware client.
> ________________________________
> 
> 
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Matthew Shrewsbury
> Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 2:15 PM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Dell almost does thin
> 
> Does anyone know of or tried Dell ThinPC?
> 
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> 
> http://www1.us.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/solutions/en/thinpc
> 
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> 
> Matthew Shrewsbury, MCSE+Internet MCSE 2000 CCA
> 
> Network Administrator
> 
>
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